Thousands March in London in Support of Palestine


This comes as a major relief as both sides were recently engaged in rocket and missile firings which have killed 24 Palestinians and four Israeli officers so far.

Israeli gunboats opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats when they were sighted west of Gaza city and detained the three fishermen, Anadolu News Agency quoted the head of Gaza's fishermen union, Nizar Ayyash, as saying.

Last week, a senior Gaza-based official said in a phone call that Israel consented to the transfer of Qatari funds into the coastal enclave for impoverished families and other purposes as a part of a ceasefire agreement with terror groups in the territory, including Hamas and Islamic Jihad.

Israel had closed the main border crossings with Gaza earlier this month in response to the uninterrupted rocket fire from Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad that saw nearly 700 rockets fired indiscriminately at Israeli towns and cities.

Qatar began distributing millions of dollars in aid in the Gaza Strip on Monday in a fresh bid to restore calm after a flareup with Israel, a Qatari official said. According to the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, almost three-quarters of the Palestinians killed during Israeli retaliatory actions belonged to Palestinian terrorist organizations. The protests have often devolved into cycles of cross-border conflicts quickly defused with short-lived truces mediated by Egypt and the United Nations.

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Eurovision's nearly week-long festivities coincide with the anniversary of the opening ceremony of the US Embassy in Jerusalem and the Palestinian memorial day, Nakba, which was marked by violent protests a year ago at the Israeli border and hundreds of victims, prompting American diplomats to issue a security alert.

A small counter-protest was held by pro-Israel activists, according to the U.K. Campaign Against Anti-Semitism.

"What really happened that day", reads a description on the BBC website. The contest will draw thousands of foreign visitors to Tel Aviv. Rights organizations condemn the blockade as a punishment for Gaza's 2 million residents.

The UN was preparing a series of projects to improve the lives of people in Gaza, he said.