Hamas, Islamic Jihad deny reported deal to rein in Gaza border violence

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The Israeli army claim they placed an explosive device on a security fence.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he welcomes mediation from the United Nations and Egypt to prevent a humanitarian collapse in the Gaza Strip, Israeli media said Tuesday.

It added that it had made, before his air strike, "warning shots in the direction (teens) who have not responded".

"The commission's members will reiterate to the Egyptian delegation that the marches will go on because they are the right of our people to end the unfair siege imposed on the Gaza Strip", said Mezher.

Aisha Abu Daher said her 14-year-old son Abdel-Hamid had "nothing to do with resistance", referring to the militant factions. The area where the incident occurred has never been used as a site for protests.

"Based on available evidence, these children's deaths appear to amount to unlawful killings", said Ayed Abu Eqtaish, Accountability Programme director at DCIP. The secretary-general "appeals to all to refrain from any act that could lead to further casualties, in particular any measures that could place children in harm's way".

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Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza have fought three wars since 2008 and the recent unrest has raised fears of a fourth.

Protesters demand the right to return to their homes and villages in historical Palestine, from which they were driven in 1948 to make way for the new state of Israel.

An official from the Islamist movement told the Haaretz newspaper that groups in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip have agreed to stop protesters from burning tyres, throwing firebombs and approaching the border, amid an Egyptian effort to push for a ceasefire with Israel.

A Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire in fresh clashes on the Gaza border Monday, the health ministry in the Hamas-run enclave said.

A joint statement issued following the meeting that was held at the office of Hamas politburo Chief Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza said that the two groups' leaders discussed joint issues and activities related to the current Palestinian situation.