Palestinian protester uses tennis racket to bat away Israeli tear gas (PHOTO)
A photo of the man knocking the canister away was taken on Monday, when Palestinian protests drastically intensified in reaction to the US moving its embassy to Jerusalem.
US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in December and the US Embassy was relocated from Tel Aviv to the holy city. Thousands of protesters, who gathered on the border, demanded freedom for Palestinian territories which they claim have been occupied by Israel.
Israel denied accusations of using excessive force against the protestors insisting it just protects its border. UN Security Council draft statement on Israel’s use of force against protesters at the Gaza border was blocked by the US.