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Hamas officials Husam Badran and Khalil al Hayya attend a meeting

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The Trump administration's stated position is that Gaza should be under the control of Hamas's Western-backed Palestinian rivals.

The United Nations and Egypt are now trying to secure a deal between Israel and Hamas for a lasting truce.

Hamas officials attend a meeting with Palestinian factions in Gaza City on August 5, 2018.

United Nations and Egyptian-led efforts are under way to mediate a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas who have fought three wars since 2008.Hamas officials had no immediate comment on the ship´s seizure.

The movement does not have the authority to strike any deal with Israel, he said.

Hamas, meanwhile, is desperate to end the blockade, which has made it increasingly hard for the group to govern and has led to growing hardships in Gaza.

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The reports of a possible ceasefire came as the IDF said Palestinians protesting along the border breached the border fence and hurled firebombs.

The army said some 8,000 people took part in five separate protests along the border, and that troops responded with riot disposal means and live fire in accordance with appropriate rules of engagement.

Israeli navy ships attacked, Sunday, several fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters along the coastal line in northern Gaza.

Israel has shut the Kerem Shalom crossing, Gaza's sole commercial access point, as a punitive measure over the launch of incendiary balloons by Palestinian activists from the seaside enclave into Israel, banning all deliveries except food and medicine. At least 50 of those killed have been identified by Hamas as members of the militant group.

Another Palestinian, 25-year-old Ahmed Yaghi, was killed by a sniper east of Gaza City on Friday.

The Asharq al-Aswat story indicates that Hamas wants a "gradual" cease-fire, the first stage of which Hamas would stop its terror activities against Israel from the Gaza Strip, including rocket firings and arson attacks with incendiary kites and balloons, as well as attempts by Gaza protesters to cross into Israel.

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