The UN General Assembly will hold an emergency meeting next Wednesday at 3:00 pm (19:00 GMT) to vote on an Arab-backed resolution on Gaza, the body's president Miroslav Lajcak announced Friday.
Israeli troops shot dead three Palestinians and wounded at least 618 others on Friday with live fire or tear gas used against protesters at the Gaza Strip border, medics said.
A Palestinian armed with an axe was shot dead trying to breach the Gaza-Israel border on Monday, the Israeli army said.
Militants from Hamas, the dominant group in Gaza, and Islamic Jihad fired dozens of rockets and mortar bombs at Israel throughout Tuesday.
One main boat carrying around 20 people accompanied by a group of smaller ones departed from the fishermen's port in Gaza City, organisers said.
A statement from the Israeli army said that "25 mortar shells were launched towards several sites in Israeli territory."
The boat also brings "dreams of our people and their aspirations for freedom", organiser Salah Abdul-Ati said.
Israeli occupation forces arrested at dawn Sunday four young Palestinians from occupied East Jerusalem, and one in Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, after the army invaded many homes...
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is expected to leave hospital on Sunday afternoon after a week of treatment for pneumonia, a Palestinian official and medical source said.
Palestinian Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh has slammed Israel's announcement on Thursday that it will give final approval to the construction of 2,500 new homes in the occupied West Bank ...