By Lawrence Audu

The mother of 8-month-old Palestinian infant Laila al-Ghandour, who died after inhaling tear gas during a protest against U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem at the Israel-Gaza border, mourns during her funeral in Gaza City May 15, 2018.

The U.N. human rights office condemned Monday’s “appalling deadly violence” by Israeli security forces in Gaza and said it was extremely worried about what might happen later on Tuesday, while calling for an independent investigation.

U.N. human rights spokesman Rupert Colville told a regular U.N. briefing in Geneva that Israel had a right to defend its borders according to international law, but lethal force must only be used a last resort, and was not justified by Palestinians approaching the Gaza fence.

TheNigerian reported that over 58 unarmed Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces after protest erupted following the opening of U.S Embassy in Jerusalem.

Gazans bury their dead

Palestinians have on Tuesday continued to rally in Gaza for the funerals of scores of people killed by Israeli troops a day earlier. Meanwhile on the Gaza-Israel border, Israeli forces took up positions to deal with more protests.