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The Gaza Strip, or simply Gaza, is a self-governing Palestinian territory on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, that borders Egypt on the southwest for 11 kilometers and Israel on the east and north along a 51 km border.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that the world body is committed to its established position of a two-state solution with regard to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Israel has banned the Christian minority who live in the Gaza Strip ruled by Hamas from visiting Christian holy sites and churches in the West Bank and Jerusalem to celebrate Christmas, a spokesman for the Christian community said on Sunday.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned of a gradual implementation of the US peace plan, known as the "Deal of the Century," especially amid the ongoing Israeli measures in East Jerusalem.
Israel on Friday launched fresh air strikes on militant targets after renewed rocket-fire from Gaza, putting a day-old ceasefire under strain.
UK-based charity Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) has raised concerns over the dangerous escalation in the Gaza Strip, noting that three people have been killed and at least 18 others sustained injuries in an exchange of airstrikes between Israel and the Gaza Strip on Tuesday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday threatened to continue targeting Palestinian Islamic Jihad as the terrorist group in the Gaza Strip has refused to engage in ceasefire talks.
A ceasefire came into effect on Thursday after two days of fighting between Israel and militants of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) in Gaza.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that Israel's army will countinue to strike Gaza's Islamic Jihad group if rocket fire towards Israel continues.
Israeli forces have killed two more Palestin in an escalation of violence after a targeted attack on a senior militant leader.
A senior Palestinian official has stated that no one has the right to veto or intervene in the holding of general elections in the Palestinian territories.