Thousands of Indonesian Muslims rallied in Jakarta Friday against US President Donald Trump's controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. ( TRTWorld ) Palestinians protest on the frontline to small hill tops alongside the press to avoid the Israeli military's attacks.
Organisers of the protest, called the "Great March of Return", said they expected tens of thousands of Gazans at tented border encampments in the coming days.
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But Hamas leader Yehiyeh Sinwar contends that Israel's borders are not internationally recognized and therefore do not need to be respected.
Since the border rallies began on March 30, at least 48 Palestinians have been martyred - and hundreds more injured - by cross-border Israeli army gunfire, according to the Health Ministry.
The protest comes ahead of the anniversary next week that will be marked by mass demonstrations along the Gaza border, the culmination of a month of protest that has also focused on anger at the USA decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move their embassy to the city. A report released by Save the Children on Friday estimated that among the 700 children injured over the last six weeks of protests 250 were shot by Israeli live fire.
The latest bloody attack by Israel came only a few days after President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. was pulling out of the Iran nuclear accord and would enforce punishing economic sanctions against Iran.
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An Islamist terror group which seeks to destroy Israel, Hamas violently took control of Gaza from Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah in 2007, two years after Israel withdrew its military and civilian presence from the Strip.
Another large-scale protest is planned for Tuesday, when Palestinians mark their "nakba", or catastrophe, referring to their mass uprooting during the Mideast war over Israel's 1948 creation. Palestinians have used cars as weapons in recent years, and the incident came amid heightened tensions between the two groups driven by protests in Gaza where Israeli troops have killed dozens of Palestinians.
"What's the problem with hundreds of thousands breaking through a fence that is not a border?"
Israeli soldiers fired live rounds and volleys of tear gas.
Witnesses said Israeli forces on the other side of the fence had added reinforcements, including cement slabs, as protective cover. Helping reinforce the Israeli blockade, Egypt has kept the Rafah crossing point, Gaza's main gate to the outside world, closed most of the time since the Hamas takeover.
Many of Jordan's residents are descendants of Palestinian refugees.
The soldier was struck by a vehicle, and the driver fled the scene.