Palestinians injured by Israeli fire at Gaza border

Arturo Kim
June 10, 2018

But the projectile, launched by a soldier on the Israeli side of the frontier, hit Haitham Abu Sabla in the face as he watched Palestinian stone-throwers taking part in demonstrations east of Khan Younis town, witnesses said.

Yousef al-Fasih, 29, was shot dead while demonstrating in the eastern Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian news agency, Wafa.

"The use of live ammunition against journalists covering the Gaza protests shows how little regard Israel has for their safety", CPJ's Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator Sherif Mansour said from Washington, D.C.

The worldwide community has accused Israel of an excessive use of force during the protests, which left more than 115 Palestinians dead since the end of March.

"As the Trump Administration and Israel encourage worldwide anarchy by flouting established global norms, both countries seek to deny Palestinian rights indefinitely", Erekat wrote, panning the White House for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and relocating its embassy there, a move which he characterized as "part of a USA attempt to force an Israeli-written agreement on the Palestinians".

Israel sees the BDS movement as a strategic threat and accuses it of anti-Semitism - a claim activists firmly deny, calling it an attempt to discredit them.

The General Assembly meeting was called for 3 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT) on Wednesday.

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Palestinian UN Ambassador Riad Mansur said that Kuwait's resolution draft was "completely balanced" and stated that his draft will be nearly entirely identical.

Mansour said the US veto triggered the request and that Friday's violence "adds to our argument and to the urgency of providing global protection" to Palestinian civilians.

The Israeli army has been launching drones to damage or cut down the kites. They pledged to continue raising voice for rights of oppressed Palestinians and rejecting nefarious designs of Israel and U.S. against people in various parts of the world including Palestine.

In the capitals of Iran and Iraq, thousands of Shiite Muslims marked Jerusalem Day with protests, with some chanting "Death to Israel" or burning Israeli flags and effigies of President Donald Trump. -APP Protesters pledged to continue raising voice for rights of oppressed Palestinians.

Critics say it amount to collective punishment of the territory's two million residents. Despite US knows Jerusalem is connected with faith but their shift has made this issues more sensitive and road to peace seems in Israel Palestine conflict seems getting more challenging. Israel and Egypt maintain a blockade of the strip, citing security reasons, which has caused an economic crisis and collapse in living standards there over the past decade. There have been no Israeli casualties.

Israel was eagerly awaiting the sold-out worldwide friendly scheduled for Saturday night at Jerusalem's Teddy Kollek Stadium and the arrival of some of the world's best players.

In response, Israel's UN ambassador, Danny Danon, said, "It is unfortunate that instead of condemning the terrorists of Hamas, some countries are looking to satisfy their domestic political needs by bashing Israel at the United Nations".

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