Palestinians on Wednesday marked the 71st anniversary of their mass displacement during the 1948 war around Israel's creation with protests across the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli military said troops opened fire after Palestinians threw rocks and explosives at them during an operation southeast of the city of Ramallah.
A Palestinian was killed during a clash with Israeli forces near occupied Jerusalem overnight, the Palestinian health ministry and residents said on Tuesday.
Riad Malki told The Associated Press on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Jordan that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's pledge was likely aimed at rallying his nationalist base in the final stretch of a tight race.
The United States called on Wednesday for dismantling the United Nations Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA), weeks before unveiling the economic aspects of its long-awaited Middle East peace plan.
Hurling pipe bombs and setting off firecrackers, “Night Disturbance Units” have become a new phenomenon on the Gaza-Israel border in the run-up to the first anniversary of deadly border protests.
Dozens of Palestinians were seen approaching the border fence east of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip at around midday (0900 GMT) before retreating as Israeli troops fired tear gas.
The Society said in a statement that Israeli occupation forces raided different areas in Ramallah, Al Bireh, Tulkarm, Hebron, and Bethlehem.
The announcement by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the planned annexation of land from the occupied West Bank to Israel in the event of an election win is a dangerous