Fatah was accused of trying to disrupt the truce with Israel

Fatah was accused of trying to disrupt the truce with Israel

Fatah was accused of trying to disrupt the truce with Israel

Palestinian protesters gather as tear gas canisters are launched by Israeli forces during a demonstration along the border between Israel and the Gaza strip, east of Gaza city on August 3, 2018. Israel withdrew troops and settlers from Gaza in 2005 while keeping control of its coast and airspace.

The offer would be the focus of later deliberations, the official said, adding that any eventual broader agreement over Gaza would require a guarantee for the return of the remains of two Israeli soldiers killed in the 2014 Israeli war on Gaza.

Highlighting skepticism over a long-term ceasefire, Hamas's political leadership met on Monday with top officials in its military to discuss its preparedness for battle with Israel, according to a report in Israeli news site Ynet.

The presidency's statement came in response to reported USA plans to dissolve the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in order to liquidate the refugee issue.

Hamas officials had no immediate comment on the ship's seizure. There was no immediate response from Cairo.

Israel's Defence Ministry described the barrier as "an impenetrable breakwater". Lieberman said that Israel is "continuing intensive work to build land and sea obstacles around Gaza".

Israel and the United States designate Hamas as a terrorist organisation.

The UN and Egypt are now trying to secure a deal between Israel and Hamas for a lasting truce.

Dozens of Palestinians have been killed by Israeli army fire.

Al-Ayyam said that according to emails obtained by the US-based Foreign Policy journal, Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor, seeks to push to close UNRWA and end the Palestinian refugee status. They have spoken generally of a need to improve humanitarian conditions in Gaza. The more than 2 million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip have suffered from a 10-year Israeli-imposed land, air, and sea blockade, which has plunged the small territory into poverty and some of the highest unemployment rates in the world.

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