Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian stone-thrower

  • Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian stone-thrower

Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian stone-thrower

The Israeli army said one of its soldiers was hit by a rock while conducting the arrest and responded by shooting.

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said that protests at the Gaza border will continue until Jerusalem is "free", Channel 10 news reports. They say the group has used the demonstrations as cover to carry out cross-border attacks and endangered protesters by using them as human shields.

The protests at Israel's border so far peaked on May 15, when some 40,000 Gazans protested along the fence and violent clashes took place between troops and Palestinians.

Thousands of Palestinians are to join on Friday afternoon the anti-Israel rallies and protests organized by the Highest Commission for the Great March of Return in eastern Gaza Strip, close to the border with Israel. The protest came the day after the United States opened its embassy in Jerusalem.

Palestinian medics said that at least 120 Palestinians have been killed since the start of the popular return marches on the borders between the Gaza Strip and Israel on March 30, with nearly daily clashes on the border. She has been hailed as one of the symbols of Palestinian resistance.

According to the Nature and Parks Authority, approximately 7,000 acres of forestland have been burned, including a third of the Carmia Nature Reserve.

Chanting "Death to Israel", demonstrators protested Israel's occupation of Jerusalem, the city where Muslims believe Islam's Prophet Muhammad began his journey to heaven.

Jerusalem day was established in 1979 in Iran to coincide with the last Friday of Ramadan.

It said a resident of a Palestinian refugee camp in east Jerusalem was among those in custody for his involvement in the plot, orchestrated from Syria, to harm Netanyahu and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat. The Hamas-led demonstrations have been fueled by despair over a decade-old Israel-Egyptian blockade, imposed after the Islamic militant group seized control of the territory.

Demonstrators in Tehran also chanted anti-American slogans to condemn the USA decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem.