Assistance from USAID in West Bank, Gaza Officially Over

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The ministry said Turkey supports a two-state solution based on the 1967 borders between Israel and Palestine and "will continue to closely monitor the situation in Hebron with this understanding".

"The barrier will prevent terrorists from Gaza from penetrating into our territory on the ground", Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Twitter.

Ministry spokesman Ashraf al Qudra said in a statement they were shot during protests along the border, but none were reported to be in a life-threatening condition. I would also like to make it clear: "if the quiet is not maintained in Gaza, we will make the decisions even in the elections period and will not hesitate to act", Netanyahu said, as quoted in the statement of his press service.

It is being built along the same line cut by an underground barrier that is being constructed to prevent the infiltration of cross-border terror tunnels.

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In April, Saar Koursh, then-CEO of Magal Security Systems Ltd., which built the existing Gaza fence, said that thousands of Palestinians marching on the Gaza Strip's border could trample the 10-foot-high structure that separates the Hamas-ruled territory from Israel. The terrorists will be interrogated by Israeli security forces.

Gaza Health Ministry officials said earlier that since March 30, when the marches started, the Israeli army had shot and killed more than 250 demonstrators and wounded around 25,000 others, a lot of them shot by live gunshots.

Israeli forces detained a 20-year-old Palestinian at an Israeli military checkpoint near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron's Old City, in the southern occupied West Bank, on Sunday. Sources added that Israeli forces claimed that the knife was found in his possession and was allegedly planning to carry out a stabbing attack against the soldiers.

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