Published: Sat, May 12, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Palestinian Killed and Dozens of Wounded at Gaza Border

Palestinian Killed and Dozens of Wounded at Gaza Border

Palestinian protesters run for cover from teargas fired by Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, Friday, May 11, 2018.

"A journalist suffered minor injuries after being struck in the foot by a gas bomb", he said.

The demonstrations are the latest protests organized by Hamas, which began in late March.

The protests will culminate on May 14 and 15, when the Palestinians mourn the 70th anniversary of Israel's creation.

One protestor, an 18-year-old named Mohammed, arrived at an encampment Friday in the southern Gaza Strip armed with a pair of wire cutters and a can of benzene.

The border march on Monday will coincide with the planned opening of the new Us Embassy in Jerusalem.

Thousands of Indonesian Muslims rallied in Jakarta Friday against US President Donald Trump's controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

"The IDF will not allow any harm to the security infrastructure or security fence and will continue standing by its mission to defend and ensure the security of the citizens of Israel and Israeli sovereignty, as necessary", the IDF said.

Dozens of Palestinian youths set fire to the Kerem Shalom border crossing, the only point where goods enter Gaza from Israel. The analysis was based on data collected by the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza. He stressed that the protesters would be unarmed and peaceful, but also likened them to a "starving tiger", saying the residents of Gaza were so desperate that their actions were impossible to predict.

Fifty staffers are expected to be at the new embassy, and United States officials - despite deep Palestinian resentment about the move - are saying that it will "create a platform to move forward with the peace process on basis of realities [on the ground]". "They need to kill every last one of us to change the facts".

The protests, driven by despair among Gaza's 2 million people, are part of a campaign to break the blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt after the Islamic militant Hamas overran Gaza in 2007.

The Elders, a group of former high-ranking global leaders that includes former U.N. General Secretary Kofi Annan, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, and Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu, released a statement on Thursday demanding Israel respect worldwide law and stop further Gaza protest killings.

Further attacks were promised against any Palestinian who might have the audacity to approach or damage the much hated border fence.

The US decision to move the embassy and to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital raised concern in many capitals, and outrage in some, that Washington is pre-judging the result of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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