UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. Security Council has called an emergency meeting to discuss deadly clashes in Gaza between Palestinians and Israeli troops.
Kuwait requested the closed Security Council session, scheduled for Friday evening.
Fifteen were killed by Israeli fire on Friday after thousands of Palestinians marched to Gaza's border with Israel with the intent of crossing into the Jewish state. Hamas organizers have said there will be six weeks of daily protests against a stifling border blockade.
It was the bloodiest day in Gaza since the 2014 cross-border war between Israel and Hamas.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said more than 750 were wounded by Israeli fire.
The Israeli military said thousands of Palestinians threw stones and rolled burning tires toward troops deployed on the other side of the border fence.