On Saturday, Israeli outlets reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted at the possibility of resuming Israel's policy of launching assassination attempts in the besieged Gaza Strip if the security situation deteriorates.
On Monday, a delegation of Hamas' senior officials arrived in Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah in Mecca. The delegation is headed by Ismail Haniya, the head of the political bureau of the movement, and Khaled Mishaal, the head of the movement abroad.
Mariam al-Saadawi, a mother of seven from Rafah City in the south of Gaza, can't afford the ingredients to make the cake, particularly the oil, flour and dates. "These things have become like figments of imagination," she said to TNA.
"We lost contact with four fishermen after the Israeli navy fired at their boats in the Rafah Sea," Zakaria Baker, an official from the fishers' group in the Union of Agricultural Work Committees in the Gaza Strip, said to The New Arab.
"More than half of Gaza's population has no source of daily income as a result of the unemployment rate reaching more than 60 per cent, poverty rates reached about 64 per cent, while food insecurity rates reached 70 per cent," the report said.
In their response to the Israeli police attack on Al-Aqsa, Palestinian armed groups in Gaza launched 11 rockets at the Israeli cities adjacent to the besieged territory, causing damages to an Israeli factory in Sderot city.
Because of the unprecedented soaring prices and poverty, thousands of Palestinian needy families in the coastal enclave have been struggling to meet the basic rituals of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.