Israeli forces kill Palestinian during protests near Gaza border

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Mass rallies are planned for Monday, the eve of Nakba Day - the annual commemoration of the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian homeland and before, during and after the declaration of the state of Israel on 14 May 1948. Jordanian, Palestinian, and green Muslim Brotherhood flags flew over crowd.

One man walked onto the stage with an effigy of US President Donald Trump dangling from a noose.

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera has expressed his support for efforts to establish a "free, independent, sovereign state" during a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas who reiterated his commitment to the two state solution with Israel. That official described the embassy move as creating an "opportunity and a platform" to pursue a peace deal based on "realities rather than fantasies", predicting the American embassy in the holy city will "create more stability rather than less".

President Donald Trump will address around 800 US and Israeli dignitaries at the ceremonial opening of the American embassy in Jerusalem by video on Monday, a senior official said.

"We strongly urge all protests to remain peaceful, and call on all sides to tackle the long-term causes of this conflict and promote dignity and security for both Israelis and Palestinians". IDF said it only targets protesters who threaten the border.

The Islamist movement Hamas has controlled Gaza since 2007 and has fought three wars with Israel since. He claimed that Israel's borders were not internationally recognised and did not have to be respected.

The Elders, a group of former high-ranking global leaders that includes former U.N. General Secretary Kofi Annan, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, and Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu, released a statement on Thursday demanding Israel respect worldwide law and stop further Gaza protest killings.

Rioters near the border fence with Israel reportedly threw grenades, pipe bombs, and rocks at soldiers.

One Palestinian was killed and hundreds injured by Israeli forces on Friday during protests along the border of Israel and Gaza, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

Israel says it only opens fire when necessary to stop damage to the fence, infiltrations and attacks.

Dozens of Palestinian youths set fire to the Kerem Shalom border crossing, the only point where goods enter Gaza from Israel.

His decision infuriated the Palestinians, who declared that Washington could no longer play a role as a mediator in the so-called Middle East peace process.

"There is no free lunch", Liberman told Israel Channel 2's Saturday night program "Meet the Press".

Hamas has said if the protests "don't achieve their goals", they will continue.

For the 1.9 million Palestinians living inside the Gaza Strip life has become a daily struggle for food, electricity and money after 10 years of an Israeli blockade on the area. It is also the right thing to do.