Israel kills 3 Palestinians, wounded hundreds as Gaza protest resumes

The Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City is seen through a door with the shape of star of David

The Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City is seen through a door with the shape of star of David

Israeli forces, on Friday, shot and killed three Palestinians, including a child, and injured more than 500 others as they descended on the continuing protests at the eastern border of the Gaza Strip, according to the Ministry of Health.

Thousands of Palestinians held marches on the Gaza border, culminating two months of weekly Friday protests aimed at breaking an Israeli and Egyptian blockade. The army also said that Palestinians threw grenades and other explosives into Israel, along with burning tires on the Gaza side of the border fence.

It comes as an Israeli minister warned that kite flyers in Gaza could be shot dead near the border. Of 620 people wounded, 120 were from live fire, they said.

The motion called on the conference to condemn Israel's attack, which has killed over 120 people since protests began in Gaza on 30 March, oppose "Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land", support the implementation of United Nations resolutions and "lead global efforts to end the siege of Gaza".

The global 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.

Israel, with U.S. support, has described the protests as a ploy by Hamas to breach its border, and says that its lethal tactics have been necessary to prevent that. She does not mention Hamas, the resistance group which controls the Gaza Strip. Israel says Hamas has intentionally provoked the violence, a charge Hamas denies.

Mansour said the USA veto triggered the request and that Friday's violence "adds to our argument and to the urgency of providing worldwide protection" to Palestinian civilians. Israel says the protests are an orchestrated attempt by Hamas to infiltrate Israel and harm its citizens and their property.

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Pictures show 23-year-old Abu Sabla with the gas-spewing canister embedded in his cheek as blood ran down his shirt, before he collapsed.

Organisers in Gaza said that the protests will continue in the coming days and weeks.

The World Cup warm-up match, planned for Saturday in Jerusalem, was called off Tuesday after a campaign by the Palestinians, with Israeli newspapers pointing fingers at Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev, who was behind the game's relocation from the northern Israeli city of Haifa to the divided holy city. But "Al Naksa Day"-the day chosen to decry Israel's victory and territorial acquisitions during the 1967 Six-Day War-is expected to bring additional acts of terror".

Led primarily by Hamas Islamists, the protests call for an end to Israel and the recognition of Jerusalem as its capital. Two-thirds of Gaza's 2 million residents are descendants of refugees.

Israel captured east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war and annexed it to its capital, a move not recognized by most of the global community. There have been no Israeli casualties.

Whitford responded to Mason by saying she would defend her right to criticise Israel, and called on the Scottish Government to back the establishment of a Palestinian state.

Israel was eagerly awaiting the sold-out global friendly scheduled for Saturday night at Jerusalem's Teddy Kollek Stadium and the arrival of some of the world's best players. Statehood talks have been frozen since 2014.

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