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Israeli forces, on Friday, shot and killed three Palestinians, including a child, and injured more than 500 others as they descended on the continuing protests at the eastern border of the Gaza Strip, according to the Ministry of Health.

But the projectile, launched by a soldier on the Israeli side of the frontier, hit Haitham Abu Sabla in the face as he watched Palestinian stone-throwers taking part in demonstrations east of Khan Younis town, witnesses said.

It also claimed that Palestinian militants fired guns at its forces and threw grenades, as per Al Jazeera.

At least 128 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since protests broke out along the Gaza border on March 30.

Al-Baba was covering the resumption of mass protests in the Gaza Strip, as thousands of Palestinians joined demonstrations over Israel's refusal to allow Palestinian refugees to return to their pre-1948 homes, news reports said.

He termed shifting of U.S. embassy to Jerusalem a deep conspiracy of United States and Israel against Al-Quds and Palestinians and said, USA and Israel are toying with the religious sentiments of 1.5 Cr Muslims by occupying Jerusalem.

In Gaza, at least 115 Palestinians had been killed and almost 3,800 wounded by Israeli army fire in previous protests near the border fence.

It said he was wounded below the knee while trying to take a photo of a wounded protester after Israeli troops opened fire.

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The United States shifted its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem in May on the 70th anniversary of the creation of Israel, in a move met with condemnation from the Palestinians and many of Washington's global allies.

Israeli Sports Minister Miri Regev, who pushed for the game to be switched to the disputed and divided city, dismissed accusations that her demand had caused the cancellation and said Messi, his teammates and his family had been threatened by "terror elements".

Israel maintains a crippling blockade of Gaza it says is necessary to isolate Hamas.

Emmanuel Nahshon, spokesman for Israel's Foreign Ministry, described Gaza protesters on Twitter as "hateful morons" and "Hamas Jugend", the latter a play on "Hitler Youth" in German.

After Friday prayers, thousands of Gaza residents streamed toward five protest tent camps that had been erected more than two months ago, each several hundred meters (yards) from the fence. Statehood talks have been frozen since 2014.

During the war, Israel seized control of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, as well as the Syrian Golan Heights and Egyptian Sinai Peninsula.

"We are not asking for the moon", said Amer Abu Khalaf, a 20-year-old business administration student who took part in Friday's protest.

Israel's use of potentially lethal force against the protesters has drawn worldwide criticism.