Yehiyeh Sinwar said the crowds will be unarmed, peaceful but "like a starving tiger" in pent-up anger and unpredictability. Some of the thousands of Gazans who gathered near the border today tried to cross the fence while others threw explosives into Israel. The Israeli regime has faced global criticism over its use of live fire. The IDF again used lethal force against the people, who they said attempted to harm the Israeli troops.
Forty Palestinians, including five children and two journalists, have been killed during the Great March of Return protests that were launched on 30 March.
The move saw hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were driven out of what is now Israel.
The protests will culminate next Tuesday, May 15, on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Israel - a day the Palestinians refer to as "an-Nakba", or "the catastrophe". Over 40 Palestinian demonstrators have been killed over the last few weeks.
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Spero noted in a column for CNS News that Jerusalem has held significance for Israel as its center and capital since the time of King David 3,000 years ago, and even back to Abraham's time it has had a pivotal role for the Jewish people of biblical Israel. Some flew kites with burning rags attached. The analysis was based on data collected by the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza.
"Israeli authorities must investigate the shooting of Dalloul and take all measures to ensure that the media can safely cover protests", CPJ's Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator Sherif Mansour said.
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. However the final demonstration has been scheduled for Monday 14 May due to the imminent beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
The army anticipates that there will be 17 different sites of confrontation along the border and has stationed 11 battalions to contain the protests, the senior officer in the southern command told the Haaretz daily Friday.
Many of Jordan's residents are descendants of Palestinian refugees.