Argentina cancels friendly soccer match in Israel

The Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City is seen through a door with the shape of star of David

The Israeli army said that it had repelled around 10,000 Palestinians who converged on five points of the border.

Among the injured Palestinians, 117 were hit with live gunshots, 60 with tear gas inhalation, and 77 by bullets shrapnels or tear gas canisters, said al-Qedra.

Palestinians have been taking part in weekly March of Return protests against what they say is the Israeli occupation of their land for two months now. This demonstration came on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and coincided with Jerusalem Day, an annual anti-Israel protest in Iran.

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

They added that despite their tents being burned, marches would continue until "their goals were achieved".

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 USA policy to recognise it as Israel's capital in December.

"Washington's gross insult and hostile act against the Palestinian people, symbolized in the split-screen reality of the embassy inauguration in Jerusalem while there was an ongoing massacre in Gaza, is not going to prevent us from talking about peace".

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The Edinburgh MP received a standing ovation when he called on United Kingdom arms sales to Israel, which were worth £320m from 2014-17, should end until there is evidence that arms are not being used by the Israelis in their siege of Gaza.

Israel accused the Palestinians of "football terror", saying their threats saw Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and his team abandon what would have been Argentina's final friendly match ahead of the World Cup.

Although the stadium that was slated to host the match is in west Jerusalem, Mr Rajoub had complained that it is in a neighbourhood built on the site of a former Palestinian village destroyed during the war surrounding Israel's creation in 1948.

Abu Sabla's older brother, Mahmoud, said they were both regulars at the protests against Israel launched on March 30 and in which the army has killed at least 123 Palestinians, according to Gaza medics. Israel and Hamas, which seeks Israel's destruction, have fought three cross-border wars since 2008.

The resolution expected to be put to a vote also demands that Israel refrain from the use of excessive force and "deplores the firing of rockets from the Gaza Strip against Israeli civilian areas".

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Saturday inflicted a warning air strike on a group of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, which were preparing to send a batch of explosive balloons over the border into Israel, a IDF spokesperson said.

Emmanuel Nahshon, spokesman for Israel's Foreign Ministry, described Gaza protesters on Twitter as "hateful morons" and "Hamas Jugend", the latter a play on "Hitler Youth" in German. Statehood talks have been frozen since 2014.

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