BBC documentary ‘One Day in Gaza’ on last year’s deadly mass protests against the opening of a new US embassy to Israel in Jerusalem airs tonight
The 60-minute film, which contains exclusive videos released by Hamas and the IDF, will mark a year since one of the deadliest days of violence in the Gaza Strip.
Directed by award-winning documentary maker Olly Lambert for BBC Two and PBS Frontline, it covers moment by moment each of the events that unfolded on May 14.
Tens of thousands of Palestinians gathered along the border, as Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and senior US officials inaugurated the new embassy.
Starting with mass protests along the border with Israel, it became of the deadliest days of violence with over 60 Palestinian casualties and over 2,000 injured, as tensions ran high.
“What really happened that day,” reads a description on the BBC website. “Israel said its troops only opened fire in self-defence or on people using the protests as cover for an armed infiltration, while Palestinians and human rights groups have accused Israeli troops of using excessive force against unarmed civilians who posed no threat.”
The documentary One Day in Gaza at 9pm on Monday on BBC 2.