Palestinian Reportedly Killed in Renewed Gaza Border Violence
May 13 2019
The truce agreement was announced by Palestinian factions early Monday.
Palestinian demonstrators riot on the Israel-Gaza Strip border, May 3, 2019.
According to a statement released by Haniyeh's office, the two men discussed ongoing ceasefire talks with Israel and prospects for lifting Israel's 12-year blockade of the Gaza Strip.
This week's demonstrations were seen as a key test for a fragile truce agreed between Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas and Israel.
Israel did not publicly confirm the deal.
According to Al Jazeera, at least four Israelis and 25 Palestinians, including two pregnant women and three children, were killed during the violence.
Gazans have held weekly rallies since March 2018, primarily to draw global attention to the dire living conditions.
The Israeli military claimed that Gaza ruled by Hamas and jihadi elements has fired around 600 rockets and other projectiles in southern Israeli cities, adding that, in retaliation, it targetted more than 250 targets belonging to Gaza militants.
The paper reported that Israeli forces broke into al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem after midnight on Saturday and forced dozens of Muslim worshippers out, provoking clashes with them.
Marked on May 15 of each year, Nakba Day commemorates the expulsion in 1948 of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homes in historical Palestine to make way for the new state of Israel.
Hamas has orchestrated the weekly protests since March 2018, primarily to draw global attention to the dire living conditions. The UN has said that the territory will become unlivable by 2020.