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Israel to restore power to Gaza after Palestinian dispute

Israel to restore power to Gaza after Palestinian dispute

Hamas has remained an influential entity in Gaza for decades.

"But with the Palestinians no longer willing to talk peace, why should we make any of these massive future payments to them?" .

ISIS's most recent video released on Wednesday shows the man, accused of selling weapons to Hamas, on his knees in an orange jumpsuit. Palestinian officials shunned meetings with Trump's Mideast peace negotiator Jason Greenblatt as well as Vice President Mike Pence.

While some thought Donald Trump's December decision to relocate the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would ignite a fourth war Hamas' response has been muted.

That last part confused Israeli lawmaker Avi Dichter, who told Israeli radio, "Only the devil knows what the president meant by that". The U.S.is the largest donor to the agency.

On Friday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu publicly supported Trump's "critical attitude towards UNRWA", according to statement from his office. Some Palestinian officials call Trump's threat blackmail.

The demonstrators rallying in the Jabaliya refugee camp vented their anger against both the Palestinian Authority of president Mahmud Abbas and the Islamist movement Hamas, which runs Gaza.

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Palestinians have been clashing with Israeli forces in the West Bank and along the Gaza border in weekly protests over the decision.

"Both of these ideas can not be true at the same time", he said of the December remarks that Jerusalem's boundaries are up for negotiation and this month's tweet that Jerusalem is off the table.

The IS branch in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula - responsible for some of the deadliest terror attacks previous year - held Hamas responsible for the United States recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and criticised it for "following in the footsteps of the disbelieving West", a report in The Washington Post said. Although a potential peace deal between Israel and Palestine is still open, Abbas said that the announcement by the U.S. leader was declaring their intentions to withdraw from their lead role in brokering a peace deal between the two nations.

While Israel took over East Jerusalem from Jordan in the 1967 war and declared the whole city as its eternal indivisible capital in 1980, it has not been recognized by the global community.

But Tamara Cofman Wittes of the Brookings Institution says the "carefully drafted staff verbiage can not hold up against the assault of the president's impulsive announcements".

"They have betrayed the entirety of Muslims", the narrator says.