Ilhan Omar's tweet on Israel-Gaza violence sparks condemnation from Republicans

Friends and relatives mourn as they attend the funeral of 58-year-old Moshe Agadi who was killed from shrapnel wounds after his house was hit directly by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip in Ashkelon southern Israel

Friends and relatives mourn as they attend the funeral of 58-year-old Moshe Agadi who was killed from shrapnel wounds after his house was hit directly by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip in Ashkelon southern Israel

President Donald Trump called for Palestinians in Gaza to "end the violence" against Israel and "work towards peace".

President Trump tweeted out United States backing for Israel, saying: "We support Israel 100 percent in its defense of its citizens".

Days later, on Friday, Israeli forces killed four Palestinians in a single day: two during Great March of Return protests on the borders, and two in an airstrike targeting a Hamas military post.

Israel generally holds Hamas, which controls Gaza, responsible for any rocket fire from the area.

"A war that you go into and will most likely reach a conclusion and bring us back to the exact point we are in at the moment", he said.

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar also blamed Israel for the conflagration, wondering, "How many more protesters must be shot, rockets must be fired, and little kids must be killed until the endless cycle of violence ends?"

At least nine of those killed were confirmed to be militants affiliated with the Palestinian territory's leaders Hamas or the allied Islamic Jihad group.

Israel also lifted restrictions on civilian movements in communities around the Gaza border on Monday morning.

Palestinian witnesses said he was killed in an air strike on his auto.

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"We see Iranian fingerprints mostly in the Gaza Strip focused on the Palestinian Islamic Jihad but not limited to... that materializes in money weapons logistic support, military training and of course political guidance". Representatives of Hamas and Islamic Jihad were locked in negotiations in Cairo on Sunday as Egypt attempted to broker a truce.

Israel's energy ministry said on Monday that the Tamar gas field would resume operations after the ceasefire was agreed, and that energy minister Steinitz had instructed Noble Energy, the Texas-based operator of the field, to prepare to restart pumping natural gas.

Israel said it responded with airstrikes against more than 320 military targets in Gaza.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had warned Sunday that "massive attacks against terrorist elements" would continue due to the rocket attacks coming from Gaza. One theory, though it lacks evidence, is that Iran sent Islamic Jihad to escalate the situation, fueled by Iran's displeasure with Hamas striking deals with Israel.

The most recent burst of violence coincides with the start of the holy month of Ramadan when Muslims fast from dawn to dusk.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' office condemned "in the strongest terms the launching of rockets from Gaza into Israel, particularly the targeting of civilian population centers" in a statement Sunday.

At least 23 Palestinians, including two pregnant women and a 14-month-old baby girl, have been killed since Friday.

The IDF released a video showing a building where it says the attack was launched being destroyed. But no official confirmation of such a ceasefire deal has come from Israel or its military.

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