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Palestinian protesters carry a wounded man during clashes with Israeli troops, on the Gaza-Israel border, east of Gaza City, on June 8, 2018.

Israeli forces fired on protesters with live ammunition and tear gas, according to WAFA. "They are in charge of Gaza, and they use their resources not to help the people of Gaza but to wage war against Israel".

More than 115 Palestinians have been killed and almost 3,700 wounded during near-weekly protests along the Israeli border, according to Palestinian health officials. Palestinians also want the capital of a state there, and most countries say the city's status should be resolved in future peace talks.

Gaza: Some 400 Palestinians, including two journalists, were wounded by Israeli fire or treated for tear gas inhalation poisoning, during protests at the Gaza-Israel separation fence, officials from the Gaza's Health Ministry said on Friday. But Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel has the right to defend its borders against acts of violence by a terrorist organization - a reference to the Islamic militant group Hamas that rules Gaza.

Palestinians were already angered by US President Donald Trump's transfer of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May, which sparked protests in Gaza in which dozens of Palestinians were killed.

"When it became known that it would be in Jerusalem, the first thing we did was get in touch with A.F.A.to alert them about the sensitivity and delicate situation that this implied, including because it could involve security issues", the Argentine foreign minister, Jorge Faurie, said in an interview with local radio station Mitre.

Israel's use of potentially lethal force against the protesters has drawn worldwide criticism. This would flood Israel with millions of refugees, effectively turning it into an Arab state.

Mourners have attended a funeral procession for two Palestinians shot dead by Israeli forces during anti-occupation protests in the besieged Gaza Strip. They had tagged this Friday's demonstrations as the "Friday of Jerusalem" to commemorate the 1967 war in which Israel captured East Jerusalem, with the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Growing despair in Gaza over blockade-linked hardships, including daily power cuts and rising poverty, have driven turnout.

Iran held its annual day of protest against Israel on Friday at a time of mounting pressure from the United States and its regional allies.

As part of the campaign Mohammed published a video on May 15 pleading to the Argentine team and its captain Lionel Messi "to stand in solidarity with Palestinians and boycott the scheduled game with Israel".

East Jerusalem houses major shrines revered by Muslims, Christians and Jews. -AFP Palestinians gather to perform the last Friday prayers of Ramazan at the Aqsa mosque compound in the old city of Jerusalem.

In Iraq, thousands of Iran-backed Shiite militiamen in uniform marched through the streets of the capital of Baghdad, burning an Israeli flag and carrying posters of the late Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and Supreme Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.


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