Shots fired on IDF troops North of the Gaza Strip

Posted June 10, 2018

The status of Jerusalem, always a key sticking point in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute, surged back to centre-stage when Trump tore up decades of U.S. policy to recognise it as Israel's capital in December.

Tuesday's incidents came after weeks of deadly demonstrations and clashes along the Gaza-Israel border, beginning on March 30. From there, smaller groups walked closer to it.

In a camp east of Gaza City, activists burned tires, releasing thick black smoke into the air.

The Israeli army said that it had repelled around 10,000 Palestinians who converged on five points of the border. The tunnel in question did not cross the border into Israeli territory, but instead extended dozens of meters underwater into the sea, according to IDF spokesperson Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus.

The Palestinians killed on Friday were two adult men and a 15-year-old boy, medics said.

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.

Lionel Messi will not be leading Argentina onto the pitch for a World Cup warm-up against Israel after the game was called off following protests by pro-Palestinian groups.

However, TyC Sports reporter Martin Arevalo, who is in Barcelona where Argentina are preparing for the World Cup, said his channel had never spoken to Messi. Others have thrown fire bombs or tried to damage the fence. Out of 600, around 120 were injured from live fire and tear gas.

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The couple also rode in a horse drawn carriage during the parade featuring more than 1,400 soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians. While Queen Elizabeth concentrates on affairs of state, Prince Philip is in charge of matters such as running the royal estates.

But Israel has faced global criticism and calls for an independent investigation over its use of live fire during the protests and clashes along the border.

Saturday's warning shot by an Israeli aircraft is the first time the army has said it fired upon the launchers, amid mounting pressure from Israeli politicians to deal more forcefully with the issue.

Rajoub had accused Israel of playing politics with the game, by moving it from its original location in Haifa to Jerusalem, and by trying to link it to celebrations surrounding Israel's 70th anniversary. Hamas leaders have threatened possible mass border breaches, raising concerns in Israel that communities near Gaza might be at risk.

"They organize this, Hamas".

The Jewish state maintains a crippling blockade of Gaza it says is necessary to isolate Hamas. The day is known in Arabic as "Al Quds Day", a reference to the city's historic Arabic name.

Jibril Rajoub is many things: a convicted terrorist, a former West Bank security chief, a former confidante of the late Yasser Arafat, and now the head of both the Palestinian Football Association and the Palestinian Olympic Committee.

"We are confronting a football terror from the Palestinian Football Association and its president (Rajoub)", he said, accusing them of "threatening football players (against) coming to Israel".

East Jerusalem houses major shrines revered by Muslims, Christians and Jews.