Palestinian dies after being wounded near Gaza-Israel border

Weapons belonging to a Hamas terror cell foiled by Israel in June 2018

Palestinian dies after being wounded near Gaza-Israel border

Add to that belief the notion that something must be done to lay a foundation at least hinting toward stability in the Palestinian world before the long-awaited Trump peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians is unveiled if it is to have any chance at acceptance, and the strategy becomes a forgone conclusion.

Palestinians have fired three rockets towards Israel after warplanes bombed parts of the besieged Gaza Strip early Monday in an escalation which prompted warnings of a new war.

On Sunday, an Israeli military official warned that if the regime were to respond more harshly to the kites being sent from the Gaza Strip, it would lead to war, Hadashot TV said.

Israel's deadly tactics in confronting the weekly Friday protests have drawn worldwide condemnation.

The Gaza Strip is controlled by the Islamist movement Hamas, which Israel considers its bitter enemy.

More than 130 Palestinians, including 14 children, have so far been killed by Israeli troops since the Great March of Return rallies commenced in the blockaded sliver on March 30.

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In a statement, ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said that Sabry Ahmed Abu Khedr, 24, had been martyred by Israeli forces deployed near the fence.

Israel and Egypt maintain a blockade on the Strip which they say is created to prevent Hamas from importing weapons and other goods that could be used to build fortifications or cross-border tunnels.

Last week, the UN General Assembly condemned Israel for the use of excessive force against Palestinian civilians.

The demonstrations have been accompanied by clashes as some protesters hurl stones at Israeli soldiers and attempt to breach the border fence, at times laying explosive devices on the fence and using incendiary kites to set ablaze Israeli fields, torching extensive patches of agricultural land near the border.

Israeli ministers are reportedly looking at ways to ease the crisis in the Strip as a way to defuse the weekly border protests, which are seen partly as a result of the dire situation there.

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