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Palestinian wounded in Gaza border protests dies: ministry

Palestinian wounded in Gaza border protests dies: ministry

Israel's Security Cabinet discussed the pros and cons of a deal with Hamas for several hours, but the Times of Israel reports they didn't reach a conclusion and did not conduct a vote.

An aerial view of the Gaza Strip.

Freedom was the second boat of the "Freedom Flotilla" to be intercepted en route to "break the blockade" on Gaza, organizers said.

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

"Hamas has conducted internal meetings that have not yet ended", one senior official, Hussam Badran, told a Gaza radio station.

An unnamed Israeli official was quoted by a number of media outlets as saying that Israel will not accept a broad agreement with Hamas on the rehabilitation of the Gaza Strip which does not include the return of the remains of IDF soldiers Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul and the two Israeli citizens held by the terror group. There was no immediate response from Cairo.

In what appeared to be a confidence-building gesture by Cairo, a pro-Hamas website said Egypt was on Sunday beginning to allow cooking gas across its border to Gaza to make up for the shortfall in Israeli supplies.

A truck parks next to a security barrier inside the Kerem Shalom border crossing terminal between Israel and Gaza Strip January 16, 2018.

He writes: "We are continuing intensive work to build land and sea obstacles around Gaza".

The Egyptian official said Cairo would not let its facilities or territory in the Sinai desert, bordering Gaza, be used to relieve Israel of keeping the Palestinian economy alive.

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

That's an terrible lot of improvements to the human rights situation in Gaza, and some of them aren't directly and permanently under Israel's control.

The "Hamas" leadership is working on a "progressive" agreement with Israel on ending marches organized at the border with the Gaza Strip and on the cessation of hostilities between Israel and the movement, including incendiary balloons in exchange for lifting the latest economic blockade imposed on the enclave. The Trump administration's stated position is that Gaza should be under the control of Hamas's Western-backed Palestinian rivals.