The Palestinians were protesting against a U.S. announcement Friday that it would cease all funding to UNRWA.
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The Israeli army announced the closure Wednesday of the sole people crossing with the Gaza Strip following a violent demonstration the previous day, just 10 days after reopening it.The army said Tuesday's protesters had damaged the infrastructure of the crossing with rocks thrown from the Gaza side.Israel reopened Erez on Aug. 27 after an 11-day closure following previous clashes, as part of its policy of easing its decadelong air, land and sea blockade on the Gaza Strip when calm is maintained.The sole goods crossing between Israel and Gaza, Kerem Shalom, remains open.Egyptian and United Nations officials have been mediating indirect negotiations on a long-term truce between Israel and Gaza's Hamas, who have fought three wars since 2008 .
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