The Israeli statement came hours before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened his security cabinet to discuss, and possibly approve United Nations - and Egyptian-brokered ideas for preventing another threatened Gaza war.
Hamas, meanwhile, is desperate to end the blockade, which has made it increasingly hard for the group to govern and has led to growing hardships in Gaza.
An unnamed Israeli official said Sunday that there might be talks focusing on a proposal to ease the blockade of Gaza if the Palestinians calm their side of the fence that separates the occupied territories from the blockaded coastal sliver.
An Israeli Cabinet minister says a cease-fire deal with Hamas now being discussed involves easing some restrictions on Gaza.
"(A deal would bring about a) separation of Gaza from the rest of the homeland and would create a mini-state which will be the graveyard of our national project", said Munir Al-Ghaghoub, a spokesman for Abbas's Fatah movement.
Al-Ayyam said that according to emails obtained by the US-based Foreign Policy journal, Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor, seeks to push to close UNRWA and end the Palestinian refugee status. Two other IDF soldiers also died in the incident. Twenty-four of slain protesters were minors, the ministry has said.
Saudi FM says 'nothing to mediate' in dispute with Canada
Saudi Arabia's main state wheat buying agency has told grains exporters it will no longer buy Canadian wheat and barley. Saudi Arabia has invested about $6 billion in Canadian businesses since 2006, data compiled by Bloomberg show.
Chase Elliott wins at Watkins Glen
Bell became the first series driver since Dale Earnhardt Jr.in 1999 to win three straight with a victory last week at Iowa. Chase Elliott (9) leads Kyle Busch (18) during a NASCAR Cup series auto race, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, in Watkins Glen, N.Y.
Google's Pixel 3 XL Leaks in All Its Glory
It's been tipped this week that Google will release this smartphone on October 4th - or that they'll have an event that day. As if the XL sized notch was not already enough, the Pixel 3 XL will also come with a sizeable bezel at the bottom.
Fallout 76 will not be available on Steam
Confirmation followed a couple of hints, including the presence of a generic " PC game " logo on the Fallout 76 purchase page . The upcoming Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. (Break it Early Test Application) won't simply be a vertical slice of the game.