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The Israeli army late on Saturday detained two Palestinians near a fence on the border between the Palestinian Gaza Strip and Israel.
Eyewitnesses told The Anadolu Agency that the Israeli army had detained the two Palestinians as they tried to cross the fence into Israel.
The Israeli army has not commented on the incident yet.
Every now and then, Israel announces the arrest of Palestinians who attempt to cross from the Gaza Strip into Israel in search for work.
Around 20 Palestinians have been arrested since October as they tried to cross from Gaza into Israel to search for jobs, Palestinian legal centers says.
Unemployment and poverty rates in the Gaza Strip have both exceeded 50 percent, according to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics.
Gaza's labor union estimates that nearly 30,000 workers in the Gaza Strip are jobless due to Israel's recent offensive on the Gaza Strip in addition to nearly 170,000 who have lost their work because of the years-long Israeli blockade.
At least 2,160 Palestinians were killed and nearly 11,000 injured in a 51-day Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip in July and August.
The offensive came to a halt on August 26 under an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian resistance factions.
Operation is aimed at restoring confidence after last year’s illegitimate poll on Kurdish regional independence
The U.S. State Department is negotiating a potential deal to sell Turkey the Raytheon Co Patriot missile defense system as an alternative to the Russian-made S-400 system Turkey has agreed to purchase, an official said on Monday.
ISIL still maintains a limited presence in northern and western Iraq
90 more migrants in critical condition found inside shipping containers
Obama arrived in his father's native Kenya on Sunday, where he paid courtesy calls on President Uhuru Kenyatta and main opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Tensions have steadily mounted in southern Iraqi province over unemployment and lack of basic services
Speaking in an interview with CBS Evening News conducted on Saturday ahead of his meeting with the Russian leader in Helsinki on Monday, the US president also sought to temper expectations about how much could be achieved.
FETO orchestrated the defeated coup, which left 251 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured
The protests hit several provinces including Basra, despite Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announcing fresh funds and pledges of investment for the oil-rich but neglected region.
US director of documentary on FETO-linked schools in US says FETO terrorists spent 18 years spreading false image of group
Basra residents complain of high unemployment and lack of basic services
Ahead of the Helsinki meeting, here is a selection of remarks the two world leaders have made about each other.
Mladenov arrived in Gaza through the Erez crossing on Sunday