Published: Tue, October 09, 2018

Israel pounds Gaza in 'retaliation' as 3 Palestinians killed, 370

Israel pounds Gaza in 'retaliation' as 3 Palestinians killed, 370

He added that Israel and Egypt have been coordinating their recent diplomatic steps.

Other measures could include more restrictions at Kerem Shalom, Gaza's prime commercial crossing point and the only one with Israel. The interview ran as Egyptian-mediated efforts to strike a ceasefire in Gaza have stalled.

Grenades, explosives and stones were launched at Israeli soldiers posted behind the barrier which separates Gaza from Israel, the military said. The third stage involved reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah and the gradual return of control of the Gaza Strip to the PA.

The decision to reduce the fishing area off the Gaza Strip coast was made by Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Israel Radio reported earlier in the day.

The Norwegian authorities will act as an intermediary between Israel and Hamas to negotiate the return of the remains of IDF soldier - Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul, who were allegedly killed in the coastal enclave in the course of conducting a large military operation 2014.

A senior official in Ramallah told Israel Hayom, "Abbas won't permit negotiations with Hamas as the sovereign in Gaza".

El-Sisi on Saturday sent a calming message to Israel, saying: "Preserving peace is no less a challenge than preserving war".

Shimon Barak, a famer in the Eshkol region in southern Israel, said his children saw the incendiary balloons land near the family's greenhouses. They also burned tires and some breached the border fence.

The two fishermen were apprehended while fishing two nautical miles from the shore of al-Sudaniyya district in the northern Gaza Strip, the local Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) said.

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