Arab states call emergency UN General Assembly session on Gaza

Arab states call emergency UN General Assembly session on Gaza

Palestinian protesters carry a wounded man during clashes with Israeli troops, on the Gaza-Israel border, east of Gaza City, on June 8, 2018. At least 413 Palestinians were wounded, including 80 by live fire, Gaza health officials said.

There have been no Israeli casualties from the more than two months of confrontations but farmland on the Israeli side has been damaged by fire from the kites and balloons.

Reports identified a 15-year old shot dead as Haitham al-Jamal. Of those wounded, 92 were hit by live fire while the rest suffered from tear gas inhalation, the news agency said.

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.

Israel's deadly tactics in confronting the protests have drawn worldwide condemnation.

The death toll from Israel's lethal measures against the Gaza protests have drawn global censure, though the United States has placed the blame on Hamas. Israel claimed Hamas had intentionally provoked the violence, a charge Hamas denied.

The resolution, Ambassador Riyad Mansour said, would be similar to a Kuwaiti-drafted resolution that last week received enough support to pass a vote in the Security Council but was vetoed by the United States.

The move follows the US veto of a Kuwait-sponsored resolution on June 1 asking Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to report on ways to protect Palestinian civilians including an "international protection mechanism".

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Though protests have slightly calmed since Ramadan began three weeks ago, thousands of Gazans took to the Israeli border fence on Friday on the occasion of al-Quds Day, or Jerusalem Day, and the 51st anniversary of the "Naksa".

"Unfortunately, we can not come to Israel in the current situation", Claudio Tapia, the president of the federation, said at a press conference in Barcelona, where the team has been training ahead of the World Cup.

"Since they announced they would play against Israel, different terror groups have been sending messages and letters to players on the Argentina national team and their relatives, including clear threats to hurt them and on the lives of their families", Regev said.

"Conference condemns the excessive use of force by Israel on Palestinian citizens during Palestinian "Land Day" earlier this year when over 1400 were injured and several killed".

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.

"We are not asking for the moon", one protester, Amer Abu Khalaf, said, explaining the protest aimed to "break the siege and have the world recognise [Palestine's] right to return".

Two million Palestinians have sunk into poverty as Israel and Egypt, citing security needs, clamped down on Gaza's borders.

Israel has long refused to admit Palestinian refugees from the 1948 war or their millions of descendants, saying they should stay in a future Palestinian state.

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