Thousands in Jakarta protest US Embassy move to Jerusalem

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Israeli news site Ynet said three Israelis were detained after they attempted to fly burning kites into Gaza but instead caused fires on Israeli agricultural lands.

On December 21, the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution that calls on the U.S. to withdraw its controversial recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as the Israeli "capital".

Some of the estimated 15,000 rioters threw rocks and grenades at Israeli troops near the border fence with Gaza in the seventh straight week of Hamas-led riots, The Jerusalem Post reported Friday.

Israel has been slammed for its use of live fire with the UN, EU and the Israeli opposition accusing the military of employing disproportionate force against those who do not pose a threat.

The Gaza organisers of the March of Return dubbed this weekend's demonstrations a "preparation and warning of what's to come", marking this as the last Friday before the protest peaks on Monday and Tuesday.

In Istanbul, several thousand people marched with Palestinian and Turkish flags.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the move would have long-term, positive ramifications.

The Gaza leader of the Hamas militant group has suggested tens of thousands of Palestinians could storm into Israel on Monday.

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It has accused Hamas of using the protests as a cover to attack the border, insisting it has a right to protect it.

"I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel", Trump said at the White House late a year ago.

This week the IDF has said it will attempt to keep the protesters further away from the fence than they have been in previous protests.

Other demonstrators hurled stones at the Israeli soldiers stationed at the border. Israel has identified other fatalities as members of terrorist groups. "They should kill each final certainly one of us to alter the info". Sinwar has vowed in the past that protesters would "breach the borders and pray at Al-Aqsa", referring to the major Muslim shrine in Jerusalem. More than two-thirds of Gaza residents are descendants of refugees.

Meanwhile, Gaza government officials announced that Egypt will open its border with Gaza for four days starting Saturday.

Most of the deaths have resulted from the Israeli army firing upon Palestinians who approach the border fence.

He said the embassy move "was viewed to be in the best interest of the United States and something the president had promised during the campaign".

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.