15 Killed, Dozens Wounded as Thousands Gather on Israel-Gaza Border

LIVE UPDATES: 30,000 Palestinians demonstrate throughout Gaza for 'March of Return' ■ Soldiers exchange fire with two Palestinians ■ Abbas asks UN to protect demonstrators ■ UN to Israel: Situation may deteriorate, lethal force must be last resort

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Around 30,000 Palestinians rallied throughout the Gaza Strip on Friday during the "March of Return," a series of mass protests along the Israel-Gaza border. At least 15 Palestinians have been killed and dozens wounded during clashes with Israeli soldiers over several hours, after a number of protesters threw stones and firebombs toward soldiers stationed along the fence.