Argentina cancels friendly soccer match in Israel

Argentina cancels friendly soccer match in Israel

Argentina cancels friendly soccer match in Israel

The global community has accused Israel of an excessive use of force during the protests, which left more than 115 Palestinians dead since the end of March.

At the protest in Khan Yunis, Sabrine al-Najjar - the mother of volunteer medic Razan al-Najjar, who was killed last week by Israeli fire - put on her daughter's health worker vest, with the bullet hole in it, to denounce Razan's death.

"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.

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. The Palestinian FA had also threatened Argentina's bid to host the FIFA World Cup 2030 over the soccer match in Israel.

Tear gas canisters are used by Israeli troops on Palestinian demonstrators during riots on the Israel-Gaza border, June 8, 2018.

"Conference notes with deep concern the ongoing siege in Gaza where over 2 million citizens live without their fundamental rights to clean water, health, work and mobility; recognises the escalating humanitarian crisis; and upholds the right to hold peaceful protests without fear of persecution".

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"We don't have electricity or water or salaries", a woman demonstrator said.

Israel's deadly tactics in confronting the protests have drawn global condemnation. He said the demonstrations would continue until Palestinians achieve their demand for a right of return to ancestral lands. International Jerusalem Day also happens to fall this year during the 51st anniversary of the 1967 Middle East war, also known to Palestinians as the Naksa, or "Setback".

Around 2 million people live in Gaza, majority the stateless descendants of refugees from what is now Israel.

The protests have largely been organized by Hamas and to some extent by the smaller Islamic Jihad militant group. Israel and Hamas, which seeks Israel's destruction, have fought three cross-border wars since 2008. Israel is mostly on the outside, looking in and scratching its head. It said the Argentinian team responded to "creative campaigning" denouncing what it called Israel's "sports-washing of its crimes against Palestinians". The Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in east Jerusalem, the third holiest site in Islam, is built on the spot where tradition says the Prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven.

Thousands of protesters assembled on the streets of Tehran to hear their leaders trash Israel, the USA, and their allies across the globe, with many chanting "Death to America" while burning the United States flag.

In Iraq, thousands of Iran-backed Shiite militiamen in uniform marched through the streets of the capital of Baghdad, burning an Israeli flag and carrying posters of the late Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and Supreme Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

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