Japan has no plan to move embassy to Jerusalem

Gazan youth succumbs to injuries sustained near border

Japan Will Not Move Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

The recent protests along the Gaza Border are considered to be a "state of war" and human rights law is not applicable in this situation, Israeli authorities said in a response to a High Court petition.

Protests along the Gaza border since March 30 have led to clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces, during which at least 49 Palestinians have lost their lives and hundreds of others sustained injuries. The demonstrators are pressing for a right of return for refugees and their descendants to what is now Israel.

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

President Mahmud Abbas called on Monday for Palestinians to keep their children from protests along the border between Israel and Gaza, warning of a "handicapped" generation.

Aser was shot east of Gaza City on April 27, Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf Al Qudra said. The Israeli military said about 14,000 Gazans had been participating in what it described as "riots", and that some had tried to breach the frontier. Egypt also restricts movement in and out of Gaza. It's time for people to admit Palestinians have responsibilities and they have ignored them.

"The US can not be a mediator or partner in the peace process unless it withdraws its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel", Erekat stated, according to the Palestinian Authority's official news agency, "because it makes no sense for Palestine to be without East Jerusalem as its capital". Efforts by the Trump administration to revive negotiations have shown no sign of progress.

Demonstrators have been gathering several hundred metres from the fence separating Israel from Gaza, where nearly 1.3 million of the small territory's two million inhabitants are refugees, to demand the right to return to their pre-1948 homes.

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