A Palestinian holds a Palestinian flag as he uses a slingshot to hurl rocks at Israeli troops during clashes near the border with Israel, east of Gaza City, on October 26, 2018.
On Friday, Israeli forces killed two people and wounded 55 others taking part in the weekly protests along the fortified border, the Palestinian health ministry said.
The news comes amid calls from the top United Nations human rights body for the United Nations human rights chief to strengthen her office's presence in Palestinian areas.
Finally, a resolution slamming Israel for defending itself against violent protests on its southern border with Gaza passed with 23 in favor, eight against and 15 abstentions, gathering the support of less than half of the Council members. In addition, dozens of protesters, paramedics and journalists suffered tear gas inhalation and seizures due to tear gas canisters that were fired by the Israeli forces from the military jeeps and riffles in the eastern Gaza Strip.
The protests at the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip began in March a year ago, with Gazans demanding that Israel ease a blockade of the enclave and recognise their right to return to lands their families fled or were forced from when Israel was founded in 1948.
The countries that voted against adopting the report were Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Fiji, Hungary, Togo and Ukraine.
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Hunt opposes the UN's focus on Israel's human rights conduct in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories because it suggests "that one side alone holds a monopoly of fault". The issue made up more than one-sixth of the 29 resolutions considered as the four-week session ended Friday.
He called for thousands to gather for the anniversary on March 30.
A wounded protester during the Great Return March in Gaza.
Protests at the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip began in March past year, with Palestinians demanding Israel ease a blockade of Gaza and recognize their right to return to lands their families fled or were forced from when Israel was founded in 1948.
Two Israeli soldiers have been killed over the same period.
The weekly protests, dubbed the "Great Return March", have been taking place for almost a year.