Palestinians in the occupied West Bank will receive their special deliveries soon after Israeli authorities finally allowed the entry of the letters and packages from neighbouring Jordan.
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in a statement the closure was due to "violent incidents on the border." The Palestinian Authority civilian affairs office in the Gaza Strip also confirmed the closure.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has presented a report requested by the General Assembly in response to a surge of violence in Gaza.
Israeli police closed all the Al Aqsa Mosque compound gates barring the public from entering, following an alleged knife attack .
Israeli troops killed two Palestinians and wounded scores of others taking part in weekly Gaza border protests, medics said.
The United Nations agency dealing with Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, said it will open its schools in the Middle East as scheduled this month despite a deficit caused by a US funding cut.
Families and teachers are worried about whether schools will open at the end of August as the UNRWA has run out of money since the United States cut its funding.
Two Palestinians died during protests that continued after a peace deal was reached between Israel and Hamas to stop fighting in the area. Palestinians are enraged after a mother and her 18-month-old daughter were killed in an Israeli air strike.
Palestinian sources said late on Thursday that the deal formally went into effect at midnight and it has taken hold "on the basis of mutual calm."
A Palestinian initiative is using crowdsourcing in Gaza and the West Bank to pay off the debts of people who were killed during protests.
Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib comfortably won her Democratic primary election in the US state of Michigan.
Bogota's decision brings the number of countries worldwide that recognise Palestine as a sovereign state to 140. The Palestinian diplomatic mission in Colombia said on Wednesday that the move will help create conditions for peace in Middle East.
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