Israeli troops kill Palestinian at Gaza border protest, ceasefire efforts continue

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A 15-year-old Palestinian boy succumbed on Saturday morning to wounds he sustained on the 19th Friday of "The Great March of Return" protests alongside the eastern borders of the besieged Gaza Strip.

The paper reported on Friday the deal stipulated that Hamas must commit to "the end of the provocations along the border, or in other words, the phenomena of the flaming kites and balloons, border crossing operations and setting fire to border posts". It marked the first time all members of the political bureau got together in Gaza, Hamas has said.

A new fact report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the occupied Palestinian territory on the humanitarian impact of restrictions on access to land near the perimeter fence in the Gaza Strip said that restrictions imposed by Israel on the Gaza side of the perimeter fence undermine the security and livelihoods of Palestinians.

Indicating the seriousness of the proposal, Israel allowed Hamas leader Salah al-Arouri - who is based in Turkey - to enter the Strip to discuss the issue with other Hamas officials, even though al-Arouri was responsible for the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens in 2014.

"The forces made it clear to the ship's passengers that they are violating the legal naval blockade and that any humanitarian merchandise can be transferred to Gaza through the port of Ashdod", the statement said. Several thousand Gazans have been wounded by Israeli fire since the start of the "March of Return" protests on March 30.

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Palestinian children play near the Gaza border with Israel (background), east of Jabalia, on August 3, 2018, as smoke billows from burning tyres and incendiary devices launched by Palestinian protesters fly in the sky.

Israel says its naval blockade of Gaza is meant to prevent weapons from reaching militant groups. Egypt also restricts movement in and out of Gaza on its border.

Abdul-Latif Qanou, Hamas spokesman in Gaza, said in a statement that the marches have become very close to achieving its goals. Critics say it amounts to collective punishment of Gaza's 2 million people.

A similar incident took place last Sunday, when the Israel Navy stopped a boat flying under a Norwegian flag.

The SY Freedom for Gaza was carrying mainly medical supplies and two of its passengers were journalists, said an organizer from a group named Ship to Gaza which organized the trip.