As Ivanka Trump and other American dignitaries take their seats for the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, Israel’s military will be bracing for thousands of Palestinian protesters to try to break through the Gaza border fence. 

Five months after Donald Trump defied warnings from around the world and announced he was recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, around 800 American and Israeli guests will gather under a marquee to applaud the official opening of the US embassy. 

Just 50 miles away, Palestinians in Gaza have moved forward the date of their largest mass protests in years to coincide with the ceremony. Both sides expect Palestinians will be killed if they approach…

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