Palestinian protesters during clashes with Israeli troops in Gaza over Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel - Reuters - 8 December 2017
CAIRO – 2 April 2018: US Senator Bernie Sanders said he doesn't believe the official response from Israeli authorities that they were facing "violent terror demonstrations" in Gaza, CNN reported on Sunday
"From what my understanding is, you have tens and tens of thousands of people who are engaged in a nonviolent protest. I believe now 15 or 20 people, Palestinians, have been killed and many, many others have been wounded. So I think it's a difficult situation, but my assessment is that Israel overreacted on that," Sanders said.
Sanders tweeted that "the killing of Palestinian demonstrators by Israeli forces in Gaza is tragic. It is the right of all people to protest for a better future without a violent response."
He added: "Meanwhile, the situation in Gaza remains a humanitarian disaster. The US must play a more positive role in ending the Gaza blockade and helping Palestinians and Israelis build a future that works for all."