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. Israel was established in the wake of the Holocaust, marks an annual remembrance day for the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis and is home to the world's largest population of Holocaust survivors.
The Palestinians rejected the allegation, saying the Argentinians pulled out of the match as they realised Israel was using their presence for political gain.
"Jerusalem is the Palestinian capital, not the Israeli or American one", he added, rebuking the move of the USA embassy to Israel to Jerusalem last month.
"We are confronting a football terror from the Palestinian Football Association and its president (Jibril Rajoub)", said Rotem Kamer of the Israel Football Association. They refused to play in Jerusalem because Palestinians are "violent" and "threatening".
Mansour said "most likely" the 193-member world body will be next Wednesday.
Opposition figures, however, accused Israel's headline-seeking sports minister Miri Regev of bringing on the politicisation of the sporting event by insisting on moving the game from Haifa to contested Jerusalem and by trying to orchestrate a politicised photo-op with Messi.
Haniyyah highlighted the peaceful nature of the protests.
Israel considers Jerusalem its "indivisible" capital.
The Israeli army said that it had repelled around 10,000 Palestinians who converged on five points of the border.
Rajoub laughed off Israeli threats of action, denying there was any intimidation.
According to the Isreali narrative, Argentine players did not refuse to play in response to Israel's murder of over 120 Palestinians demonstrators in Gaza, or in response to what human rights groups call a shoot-to-kill-or-maim-policy. No.
Netanyahu is now visiting Europe and his office could not immediately confirm the reports.
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Minister Regev is the same person shown in a video laughing as football fans around her sang "may your village burn!" during a football match in Jerusalem.
"As far as I know, the players of the national team were not willing to play the game", Faurie said.
On Wednesday, Rajoub thanked the Argentines for "following their conscience".
"We will work next week to get the maximum number of votes", a diplomat from a country that supported the measure told AFP.
Israel's deadly tactics in confronting the protests have drawn global condemnation.
Israeli security forces killed three Palestinians and fired tear gas into crowds of protesters on Friday in clashes at the Gaza border fence.
In a letter to Argentinian Ambassador Faustino Garcia, Jabareen wrote: "While Israel has long sought worldwide recognition and acceptance of Jerusalem as its capital, the recognition should not be forthcoming".
Israeli organizers noted an offer to have the game played in Barcelona instead.
Israel has not qualified for the tournament.
Messi is looking to inspire Argentina to victory at the World Cup, having lost in the final four years ago.