End violence, work towards peace: Trump to Palestinians

"Egypt has stepped up its efforts with Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Israel, but there is no conclusion yet", said a Palestinian official familiar with Cairo's mediation efforts.

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.

The Israeli army said it had no comment on the claim.

Four Israelis civilians were killed. It accused Israel of reneging on the deal to allow in cash assistance of $30 million a month from Qatar, expand fishing rights and ease the restrictions on imports and exports that have choked Gaza's economy. "Hamas is a terrorist organization and we should focus on ending its rule".

Gaza isn't occupied territory.

The upsurge in violence came at a particularly sensitive time for both sides.

He pointed to Israel's independence day celebrations this week and the Eurovision song contest the week after.

It was a rare admission of a targeted killing by Israel's army.

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said a "return to calm" was possible if Israel committed to implementing the "understandings" that had been reached. A delegation of USA ambassadors now visiting Israel published a joint statement in which they said, "Enough is enough!"

On Sunday, after Hamas had launched hundreds of rockets indiscriminately at Israel and murdered Israelis while wounding scores of other Israelis, anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) attacked Israel once again, blaming Israel for shooting "protesters" and insisting that Israel was occupying Gaza.

Anadolu Agency's director general and employees "more determined" following Israeli attacks on agency's Gaza office, Turkey's Vice President Fuat Oktay said on Sunday.

"I feel frustrated, it's madness".

Israeli warplanes did not stop there as they began targeting the al Bureij and al Shati refugee camps in Gaza with a barrage of missiles.

"The battle will not end until the occupation responds affirmatively to our people's demands", the Joint Command Center of Armed Palestinian factions in Gaza said in a statement early on May 6.

"We can't breath in Gaza anymore. We support Israel 100% in its defense of its citizens", Trump wrote. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

By midnight local time, the Times of Israel reported that Hamas leadership had approved the cease fire proposal, set to go into effect at midnight.

One, Falastin Saleh Abu Arar, was holding her 14-month-old niece Sebba Mahmoud Abu Arar on her lap when they were both killed by shrapnel on Saturday. Militants also killed a person with an anti-tank missile near the frontier.

In Gaza, militant groups identified eight fighters killed in Israeli strikes, while medical officials said that nine civilians also died, including a couple and their baby daughter. Israel has not commented on that death.

The IDF has retaliated throughout the conflict by hitting 320 targets in the Gaza Strip.

Israel also lifted restrictions on civilian movements in communities around the Gaza border on Monday morning.

  • Leroy Wright