Israel is ramping up its crackdown on the Islamic terror group Hamas.
Organisers say the demonstrations are expressions of popular frustration that aim to press demands such as for Palestinians' right to lands lost to Israel in the 1948 war of its foundation and for an Israeli-Egyptian blockade on Gaza to ease.
Hamas leaders say shutting the Karam Abu Salem crossing is a crime against the Palestinian people.
The move, which will come into effect on Tuesday, will only allow for the transfer of humanitarian needs such as cooking gas as well as wheat and flour into Gaza, an official responsible for coordinating the movement of cargo through the border confirmed to Al Jazeera from Gaza.
The Kerem Shalom border - the only commercial transit point to and from the Gaza Strip - will remain open "only for humanitarian products, including food and medicines, which will be approved on an individual basis" by the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), the organisation of Israeli control in the Palestinian territories. "From fish and vegetables to clothing items and wood", he said.
Al-Ayyam said a new effort by Gazans to get ships out of the besieged enclave will be attempted on Tuesday, the second in a couple of months, in order to break the Israeli siege on Gaza.
Translation: If Hamas continues in this direction, these decisions will continue and will intensify.
Israel and Egypt have maintained a blockade on Gaza for over a decade in an attempt to weaken Hamas, a militant group that seeks Israel's destruction.
"As for Gaza, I've already told you that I have no intention to prematurely announce all the steps we are taking", Netanyahu said.
Israel also said it was ending a seasonal expansion of the fishing zone off Gaza, returning it to six nautical miles instead of nine. This happens on occasion, and usually lasts for only three months at a time with the objective of boosting Gaza's economy, which is heavily reliant on the fishing sector.
In addition, Israel will reimpose restrictions on the zone it allows Gazan fishermen to reach with their boats.
"Israel must end its long and cruel closure of Gaza", he said.
The resolution condemned Israel's use of "excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate force" against Palestinian civilians and called for protection measures for the people of Gaza and the occupied West Bank.