"We are ready" for talks with the Palestinians, says the Israeli ambassador to Germany, Yakov Hadas-Handelsman. He says he hopes the upcoming visit by US president Donald Trump will get "things moving."
US President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has criticized Mahmoud Abbas for refusing to meet with him. Kushner said the peace plan would go on, with or without the Palestinian leader.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said there was concern the PA was financing activities Australia "would never support." Australia will instead send its aid to the UN Humanitarian Fund for the Palestinian Territories.
Gaza medics have said four people have been killed and some 600 wounded during rallies along the border fence. The demonstrations coincided with Al-Quds Day, an anti-Israeli day of protests held across the Middle East.
The UN General Assembly has voted to condemn Israeli violence against Palestinian protesters in Gaza. A US attempt to blame Hamas failed to pass.
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