Israel Angry over Argentina’s Cancellation of Football Match


On Thursday several Israeli government and army officials tweeted the edited video - named "Hamas' use of human shields must stop" - which shows part of an interview Najjar gave with Beirut-based Arabic Al-Mayadeen TV where she allegedly said she was acting as a "human shield".

At least 129 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since then, the majority as they approached the border fence where troops have orders to use lethal force to prevent any infiltration attempts.

Palestinian Civil Defence teams arrived to the area and extinguished the fire set by the drones before it could spread further.

On Friday, four Palestinians were killed in the Gaza Strip by Israeli soldiers near the border fence during new clash-ridden protests in the blockaded enclave.

"There is no such state called Israel that could have a capital called Jerusalem", Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said in Gaza.

Messi is widely quoted as telling Argentina sports channel TyC Sports: "As a UNICEF ambassador, I can not play against people who kill innocent Palestinian children".

Among those wounded with gunfire was an Agence France-Presse photographer and a 23-year-old man who was on life support after a tear gas canister penetrated his face, medics said.

Dawood Shihab, spokesman for the Islamic Jihad in Gaza, thanked thousands of worldwide protesters for showing their solidarity with the Palestinians, adding that the marches are peaceful and will continue at whatever the price.

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In Gaza, at least 115 Palestinians had been killed and almost 3,800 wounded by Israeli army fire in previous protests near the border fence.

US President Donald Trump's recent transfer of the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem sparked protests in the Gaza Strip in which dozens of Palestinians were killed. -APP Protesters pledged to continue raising voice for rights of oppressed Palestinians. This would flood Israel with millions of refugees, effectively turning it into an Arab state.

In his op-ed published Sunday, Greenblatt accused Erekat of "unhelpful rhetoric and false claims" regarding both the USA embassy move and the Gaza protests which he said were orchestrated by Hamas and "have only succeeded in exacerbating the already dire humanitarian situation in Gaza". Israel and Hamas have fought three cross-border wars since 2008.

Following a request by the Palestinians earlier today (Saturday) to hold an emergency meeting at the UN's General Assembly over what they are calling "an excessive use of force" by Israel, the United Nations is scheduled to vote as early as this Wednesday on a resolution on Gaza that will condemn Israel.

At one location, at least two Palestinians fired guns at an army post, while others threw grenades or used helium balloons and kites to fly explosives over the border, the army said.

"We are not asking for the moon", said Amer Abu Khalaf, a 20-year-old business administration student who took part in Friday's protest.

Emmanuel Nahshon, spokesman for Israel's Foreign Ministry, took to Twitter to condemn the Hamas "terrorists". Statehood talks have been frozen since 2014.