Palestinian killed during protests at Gaza-Israel border

  • Palestinian killed during protests at Gaza-Israel border

Palestinian killed during protests at Gaza-Israel border

Thousands more are expected to gather along the border on Monday to protest the opening of the Jerusalem embassy.

Earlier on Friday, president Joko Widodo reiterated Indonesia's support to the Palestinian people.

On Thursday in Gaza, Hamas leader Yehya Al-Sinwar described the protests as peaceful, and said: "We hope these incidents will pass without a large number of martyrs and wounded, and the occupation forces must restrain themselves".

"IDF troops are responding with riot dispersal means and are firing in accordance with the rules of engagement", the IDF said in a statement. It said some threw "pipe bombs and grenades" at troops and damaged infrastructure.

Thousands of Indonesian Muslims rallied in Jakarta Friday against U.S. president Donald Trump's controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. It has seen tent encampments spring up at several locations near the Israeli-imposed restricted zone along the 40-kilometer (25-mile) border fence and is scheduled to culminate on May 15, when Palestinians mark Nakba Day, or the Day of Catastrophe, commemorating their displacement 70 years ago. Jordanian, Palestinian, and green Muslim Brotherhood flags flew over crowd.

President Donald Trump's campaign promise to Make America Great Again is apparently going global.

The American Administration is preparing the move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem next week, since USA president Donald Trump declared the city as the capital of Israel amid rising tensions and global criticism.

One Palestinian has been killed and 170 others wounded by Israeli army fire amid protests on the Gaza-Israel border, Gaza medics said Friday.

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

Most of the deaths come as the Israeli army fires upon Palestinians who approach the border fence.

Israeli soldiers fired live bullets and tear gas volleys from the other side of the border fence.

It has accused Hamas of using the protests as a cover to attack the border, insisting it has a right to protect it. Israel and Egypt preserve an financial blockade of the strip, which has the best unemployment charge on the planet and has grow to be far poorer than the opposite essential Palestinian territory, the Israeli-occupied West Financial institution.