Israel strikes Gaza after repeated projectile fire

Hundreds in Gaza protest electricity cuts

Israel carries out airstrikes across southern Gaza

This is looking as a clear violation of worldwide law and of existing peace agreements between the two contending parties, Israel and Palestine.

The diplomats reportedly said that the funding is being frozen until the Trump administration finishes a review of USA aid to the Palestinian Authority.

"I think the president has basically said that he doesn't want to give any additional funding or stop funding until the Palestinians are agreeing to come back to the negotiation table", Haley said. Palestinian officials and other leaders in the Arab and Muslim worlds have said that the move essentially disqualified the USA from brokering peace talks in the region. The US is the largest donor to UNRWA and ending its aid could have a particularly damaging effect in Gaza.

The International Criminal Court in The Hague is planning on investigating Israeli leaders over Israeli settlement expansion in Jerusalem and West Bank, as well as the 2014 aggression on Gaza titled 'Operation Protective Edge'.

Gaza's two million residents have been subjected to a decade-long blockade by Israel. UNRWA provides aid to Palestinian refugees.

It says: "Never surrender to them".

The Palestinian Authority suspended contacts with the Trump administration last month after the president announced that the US would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Some Palestinian officials call Trump's threat blackmail.

The Israeli naval soldiers then forced them to take off their clothes, jumped into the water and swim towards the Israeli gunboat.

"They left the room in April (2014), and for four years nearly they (were) reluctant to negotiate with Israel and they should not be given so much money from the American taxpayer", Hanegbi said.

On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump tweeted he was considering halting payments to the PA.

According to the US-based monitoring agency, Site, which keeps track of jihadi platforms, the 22-minute video shows a man, identified as Abu Kazem al-Maqdisi, urging Islamic followers to mount attacks on Hamas positions in Gaza.

A successful vote in the Senate would send the legislation to the president for his signature.

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