It says seven of the 49 protesters hit by Israeli fire Friday were in serious condition and that dozens of others were overcome by tear gas inhalation. IDF spokesperson Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said the army chose to hit the tunnel with airstrikes, as opposed to more effective ground-based methods, because of a number of operational considerations, including "convenience" and the issues posed by its proximity to the Erez Crossing.
Protesters clashed with Israeli troops Friday at several locations on the border between Gaza and Israel.
The president's decision to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem-while recognizing the latter as the capital of Israel-received widespread criticism around the world, particularly from Palestinians who burned photographs of him.
Deifallah, who is unemployed, said he is not afraid to die. He added: "As the years go on and the occupation entrenches itself we are here to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Palestinians until Palestine is free". "We are used to wars and no one with us but Allah". He has raised the possibility of a mass border breach, comparing protesters to a "starving tiger", unpredictable and full of pent-up anger. Citing security concerns, Israel maintains tight control over its land and sea borders.
The Gaza Health Ministry says one Palestinian was killed and 49 were wounded by Israeli army fire in protests on the Gaza-Israel border. More than 1,800 Palestinians have been shot and wounded, including 146 on Friday. Rights groups say the use of potentially lethal force against unarmed protesters is unlawful.
The Hamas-led demonstrations, fueled by despair in Gaza, are part of a campaign to break the blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt after the Hamas takeover of Gaza in 2007.
Palestinians are seeking the right to return to homes from which they were displaced after the 1948 founding of Israel.
Hundreds of people have rallied in front of Israel's embassy in London to protest the 70th anniversary of the country's establishment, an event Arabs call the "Nakba" or "Catastrophe".
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Once again, thousands of Palestinians protested Friday in various locations along the frontier. More than two-thirds of Gaza residents are descendants of refugees.
From there, smaller groups moved closer to the border fence. Protesters can also be seen removing a barbed wire barricade with a rope.
Specialized IDF drones created to destroy the burning kites midair were used successfully for the first time during Friday's protests, Walla news reported. Israeli soldiers fired tear gas.
In anticipation of the demonstrations this week, the army have begun reinforcing battalions along expected flash points in the Gaza Strip.
Meanwhile, Gaza government officials announced that Egypt will open its border with Gaza for four days starting Saturday.
Egypt opens the crossing from time to time, mainly to allow people in special categories, including medical patients and Gaza residents studying overseas, to leave the territory or return to it. Jordanian, Palestinian, and green Muslim Brotherhood flags flew over the crowd of some 7,000.
One man walked onto the stage with an effigy of Trump dangling from a noose.
In Istanbul, several thousand people marched with Palestinian and Turkish flags.