JPost correspondent Anna Ahronheim tells Brent Goff Hamas called off violent protests after Israeli threats on Hamas leaders.
Israel's defense minister has said the proposal aims to "change the reality in the Gaza Strip." For years, the coastal enclave has been under a naval blockade, preventing it from receiving goods by water.
At least one Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire in a protest at the Gaza-Israel border. Thousands gathered for a third consecutive week to protest for the right to return to lands their families lost in the 1948 war.
The EU has questioned Israel's use of force during clashes. Among the dead is a Palestinian journalist who monitoring group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) claim was "obviously the victim of an intentional shot."
Israel's defense minister has made the destruction of tunnels an "essential component" of Israel's security policy. Often used to smuggle goods into the Gaza Strip, the tunnels have at times been used for attacks.
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