Israel and Gaza reach ceasefire agreement amid tense calm

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U.S. president Donald Trump meanwhile assured Israel on Sunday that it had Washington's full support against "these terrorist acts". Trump said in a tweet.

"Once again, Israel faces a barrage of deadly rocket attacks by terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad".

"To the Gazan people-these terrorist acts against Israel will bring you nothing but more misery".

"How many more protesters must be shot, rockets must be fired, and little kids must be killed until the endless cycle of violence ends?"

The deal came after the most serious flare-up in violence between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza since a 2014 war.

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Suffering under renewed USA sanctions and Israeli strikes against its military assets in Syria, Iran may have seen stoking Palestinian violence as a way of telling Israel, "we will get back at you through (Islamic) Jihad and Gaza", Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz told the Israeli radio station 90 FM. Hamas and Islamic Jihad, groups that are fighting against Israeli occupation, fired missiles in retaliation into Israeli territory, leaving four people dead.

A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, brokered by Egypt and the United Nations, had led to relative calm around Israel's election last month.

He said Hamas could still use "different pressuring tools" to force Israel into easing a crippling blockade of Gaza it has enforced along with Egypt.

On Monday, Gazans faced a first day of Ramadan overshadowed by funerals and the grim task of pulling bodies from the debris of destroyed buildings.

Israeli opposition politicians - and at least one from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's own party - criticised the agreement.

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The latest fighting broke out after Palestinian militants accused Israel of not honoring an earlier cease-fire deal from March, and opened fire on soldiers on the Israeli side of the Gaza border.

The Hamas terrorist group seized control of Gaza in 2007, two years after Israel pulled its troops and settlers out of the small Palestinian coastal enclave. Hamas said Israel had agreed to continue to permit $30 million in Qatari cash for employment projects and humanitarian aid, expand fishing rights, and ease trade restrictions.

As of Sunday afternoon, reports from the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza indicated that 25 Palestinians, including a four-month and 14-month-old girl, two pregnant women, and a 12-year-old boy were killed in the strikes.

"The government is consistent in its support for the Palestinian people and condemns Israel's action".

At the baby's funeral on Sunday, Sebba's relative Khalid Abu Arar told MEE that an Israeli drone struck the family with a missile as they drank tea outside their home.

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