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Israeli forces kill two Palestinians as Gaza protests continue

A picture taken from the Israeli side of the border as Palestinians gather for Tuesday's protests. Photo: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

At least two Palestinians have been killed today by Israeli forces near the Gaza border, the AP reports, citing health officials. Today's protests follow the bloodiest day in Gaza since 2014, when almost 60 Palestinians were killed.

The backdrop: Yesterday's events have caused a major international dispute, with the U.S. supporting Israel's claim that deadly force was needed to defend its borders, and opposing an investigation into the deaths despite calls for one from allies like the U.K. and Germany.