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Watch: Pope condemns Gaza killings

'Deaths will only lead to more violence'

Pope Francis on Wednesday condemned the killing of Palestinians near the Gaza-Israel border, saying the deaths would only lead to more violence, and appealed for dialogue to bring justice and peace to the Middle East.

Speaking to tens of thousands of people at his general audience in St Peter's Square, the Pope expressed his pain over the deaths, and his affection for those who are suffering.

Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians near the Gaza-Israel border on Monday during demonstrations against the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem, in the bloodiest day in Gaza in years.

Read: Two more Palestinians shot dead by Israeli troops in Gaza

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