Israeli minister posts Gaza obstacle video amid truce talks

Hamas officials Husam Badran and Khalil al Hayya attend a meeting

Hamas officials Husam Badran and Khalil al Hayya attend a meeting

Palestinian protesters gather as tear gas canisters are launched by Israeli forces during a demonstration at the Israel-Gaza border, in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on August 3, 2018. Israel withdrew troops and settlers from Gaza in 2005 while keeping control of its coast and airspace.

An Israeli Cabinet minister says a cease-fire deal with Hamas now being discussed involves easing some restrictions on Gaza. "Egypt is no less responsible", Elkin to Israel's Ynet TV in an interview.

"There is no process toward an agreement", he told Israel Army Radio Monday, a day after Israel's Security Cabinet discussed Gaza proposals for several hours.

Hamas, a terror group that officially seeks Israel's destruction, is the de facto ruler of the Strip.

A ministry spokesman was not immediately available to respond to a request for comment on the cable. Lieberman said that Israel is "continuing intensive work to build land and sea obstacles around Gaza". We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. Hamas and other resistance groups have linked their fate to Israel freeing Palestinian security detainees.

Fatah criticized "Hamas" for being involved in "shameful negotiations" with Israel, saying the deal aims "to separate Gaza from the homeland and establish a small state which would be the graveyard for our national project".

Meanwhile, Fatah official Moneer Al-Jaghoub, according to Quds Press, said that "Hamas continues damaging the Palestinian unity and wasting the Palestinians and their cause".

The Tel Aviv regime may agree to a limited ceasefire with Palestinian resistance groups in the besieged Gaza Strip, Israeli officials have hinted.

The White House said on June 21 that it had discussed with Egypt "the need to facilitate humanitarian relief to Gaza".

A Palestinian teen on Sunday night was announced dead due to wounds he sustained on the first Friday of the Great Return March on the Gaza border, which began on 30 March.

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