Israel sees the protests as potential cover for cross-border attacks and a bid by Hamas to distract from its internal governance problems.
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said that Israel is turning the temporary occupation into permanent annexation, and it counts on an ally like the United States.
The IDF has tightened the rules of engagement for troops based near the Gaza Strip as Israel seeks to maintain calm as it hosts the Eurovision song contest this week in Tel Aviv, the Haaretz daily reported Monday. The army struck dozens of targets in Gaza in response to the rocket fire. Israel has refused to officially confirm the ceasefire understandings.
Israel reopened Sunday its crossings with the blockaded Gaza Strip after closing them during a deadly escalation earlier this month, an official said, as a fragile truce held.
Gazans have held weekly rallies since March 2018, primarily to draw global attention to the dire living conditions. The protests have often devolved into cycles of cross-border conflicts quickly defused with short-lived truces mediated by Egypt and the United Nations.
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Since March 30 a year ago, the Palestinians in Gaza have been holding weekly rallies to demand the right to return for those driven out of their homeland by Israeli aggression and an end to the Israeli siege on the enclave.
Over three days, 25 Palestinians were killed along with four Israelis.
Contestants from 41 countries walked an orange carpet in Tel Aviv's "Culture Square" on May 12 for the opening ceremony of Eurovision 2019, brushing aside security concerns and calls for a pro-Palestinian boycott.
But critics say it amounts to collective punishment of Gaza's two million residents.
UN-OCHA said in its biweekly Protection of Civilians Report that the demolitions took place on the pretext of construction without a permit.