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Palestinians bury dozens slain in clashes at Israel-Gaza border

Israel was under mounting international pressure amid calls Tuesday for an independent probe after its forces killed 60 Palestinians during violence along the Gaza border as the United States opened an embassy in Jerusalem.

On Monday, tens of thousands had gathered near the border while smaller numbers of stone-throwing Palestinians approached the fence and sought to break through, with Israeli snipers positioned on the other side.

Most of the 60 Gazans killed Monday were shot by Israeli snipers, Gaza’s health ministry said.

The toll included a baby who died from tear gas inhalation along with eight children under the age of 16, the ministry said.

At least 2,400 others were wounded in the bloodiest day in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the 2014 Gaza war. (AP)

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Gaza residents buried their dead

The mother of 8-month-old Palestinian infant Laila al-Ghandour, who died after inhaling tear gas during a protest against U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem at the Israel-Gaza border, mourns during her funeral in Gaza City, May 15, 2018. (Photo: Mohammed Salem/Reuters)

Gaza residents buried their dead

Gaza residents buried their dead

A relative mourns as she carries the body of eight-month-old Palestinian infant Laila al-Ghandour, who died after inhaling tear gas during a protest against U.S embassy move to Jerusalem at the Israel-Gaza border, during her funeral in Gaza City, May 15, 2018. (Photo: Mohammed Salem/Reuters)

Gaza residents buried their dead

Palestinian mourners carry the body of eight-month-old Palestinian baby Leila Anwar Ghandoour, died from tear gas inhalation during clashes in Gaza the previous day, during her funeral in Gaza City on May 15, 2018. (Photo: Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Gaza residents buried their dead

Relatives cry during the funeral of eight-month-old Palestinian infant Laila al-Ghandour, who died after inhaling tear gas during a protest against U.S embassy move to Jerusalem at the Israel-Gaza border, in Gaza City, May 15, 2018. (Photo: Mohammed Salem/Reuters)

Gaza residents buried their dead

Palestinians mourn over the body of eight-month-old Palestinian baby Leila Anwar Ghandoour, died from tear gas inhalation during clashes in Gaza the previous day, during her funeral in Gaza City on May 15, 2018. (Photo: Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Gaza residents buried their dead

Mourners carry the body of a Palestinian, who was killed during a protest against U.S embassy move to Jerusalem at the Israel-Gaza border, during his funeral in the central Gaza Strip, May 15, 2018. (Photo: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters)

Gaza residents buried their dead

Two sons and family members of Omar Abu El Fool, 30, who was killed yesterday during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, mourn during his funeral on May 15, 2018 in Gaza City, Gaza. (Photo: Etienne De Malglaive/Getty Images)

Gaza residents buried their dead

Palestinians carry the body of Mousab Abu Leila, 29, during his funeral after he was killed during a protest on the border with Israel, in Gaza City, Monday, May 14, 2018. (Photo: Dusan Vranic/AP)

Gaza residents buried their dead

A relative of Palestinian Ahmed al-Rantisi, who was killed during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, is consoled at a hospital in the northern Gaza Strip, May 14, 2018. (Photo: Mohammed Salem/Reuters)

Gaza residents buried their dead

Mourners perform funeral prayer of Fadi Abu Salah, who lost his legs during an Israeli assault on 2008, and has been killed in Israeli security forces’ intervention during a protest, organized to mark 70th anniversary of Nakba, also known as Day of the Catastrophe in 1948, and against United States’ plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, in Khan Yunis, Gaza on May 14, 2018. (Photo: Abed Zagout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Gaza residents buried their dead

A relative of a Palestinian, who was killed during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, mourns during his funeral in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, May 14, 2018. (Photo: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters)

Gaza residents buried their dead

Palestinian mourners carry the dead body of Mukhtar Ebu Hamas, 25, martyred during clashes in Gaza the previous day, during his funeral ceremony in Deir Al Balah, Gaza on May 15, 2018. (Photo: Hassan Jedi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Gaza residents buried their dead

A relative of Palestinian Mahmoud Abu Taima, who was killed during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, mourns during his funeral in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on May 14, 2018. (Photo: Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)

Gaza residents buried their dead

Palestinian mourners surround the body of Yazan al-Tubasi, killed during clashes in Gaza the previous day, during his funeral in Gaza City on May 15, 2018. (Photo: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

Gaza residents buried their dead

Mourners carry the body of Mohammed Dwedar, a 27 year-old Palestinian killed during clashes along the Gaza border the previous day, during his funeral in Nusseirat refugee camp in the Gaza Strip on May 15, 2018. (Photo: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

Gaza residents buried their dead

Palestinians mourn during the funereal ceremony of Muhammed Dividar, martyred during clashes in Gaza the previous day, at Nuseirat refugee camp in Gaza City on May 15, 2018. (Photo: Ashraf Amra/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Gaza residents buried their dead

Relatives of a Palestinian, who was killed during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, react at a hospital in the northern Gaza Strip, May 14, 2018. (Photo: Mohammed Salem/Reuters)

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