End violence, work towards peace: Trump to Palestinians

The escalation in violence has claimed more lives including those of two infants

The escalation in violence has claimed more lives including those of two infants

Egyptian and United Nations officials held talks throughout to reach a truce, as they have done repeatedly in the past, and there were global calls for calm.

Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the two largest militant groups in Gaza, confirmed that a cease-fire was in place as of 4:30 a.m. local time.

Palestinian medical officials reported 23 deaths, including at least nine militants as well as two pregnant women and two babies. Sunday was particularly bloody, with 19 Palestinians and four civilians in Israel killed.

Iran's Foreign Ministry on Sunday condemned what it called Israel's "savage" attack on Gaza, and blamed "unlimited USA support" for Israel, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

The IDF also blew up a PIJ tunnel that the IDF says would have been used to carry out terror attacks inside Israel.

Both Palestinian governments are in deep financial distress. Many think Memorial Day, Independence Day and the upcoming worldwide song contest in Tel Aviv, Eurovision, put the brakes on Israel's response.

On the Gazan side, the Muslim holy month of Ramadan began Monday.

A school building was destroyed by Israeli air strikes, in Gaza City, May 6, 2019.

The coastal area Palestinians are allowed to fish in has been increased, an Islamic Jihad official told the AFP news agency, as well as improvements in the electricity and fuel situation.

Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists fired hundreds of rockets at civilian targets in Israel from Gaza this weekend.

Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa today strongly condemned the action of the Zionist regime of Israel which launched a barrage of air and land strikes in Gaza last Friday.

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Almost 700 rockets bombarded Israel in less than two days, and Israeli aircraft struck about 350 targets, including military compounds and training camps, naval vessels and weapons facilities, the army said.

The deal came after the most serious flare-up in violence between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza since a 2014 war.

"We can't breath in Gaza anymore".

The distinction is that Israel's deadly response to the alleged Hamas hacking attempt occurred practically in real time. "I find that to be problematic and I am not alone".

It was a rare admission of a targeted killing by Israel's army, and Netanyahu spoke Monday of having "renewed the policy of eliminating senior terrorists".

Islamic Jihad, which the Israeli military accuses of starting the latest round of violence, said that Israel had agreed to implement the previously agreed "mechanisms" to ease restrictions.

At Gaza City's largest hospital, Shifa, relatives of those killed arrived to collect bodies for burial and prayers.

Mahmoud Abu Arar: "The children were playing and they were struck by a missile shot from a drone, Israeli bombardment of a missile shot from a drone struck them".

"Drones do not distinguish between civilians and fighters", he said.

The Palestinian resistance in Gaza targeted with a guided missile on Sunday an Israeli armored personnel carrier in northern Gaza. One man died when a rocket directly hit his house and another was killed when a factory was bombed. However, Israel does not, in fact, occupy Gaza.

Egypt also upholds the siege, restricting movement in and out of Gaza on its border.

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