People carry the body of a Palestinian who was killed in an Israeli air strike, at central Gaza City, 14 July 2018.
A group of 12 leading human rights organizations urged Israel on Tuesday to remove the restrictions it had placed on Gaza's main goods crossing, in response to ongoing airborne arson attacks emanating from the coastal enclave.
A Palestinian official who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity said Egypt and other worldwide players were holding contacts with Israel and Gaza to restore calm.
Meanwhile, on Monday evening, Israel announced it would again close the Kerem Shalom crossing, the only crossing for commercial goods and the main crossing for humanitarian aid between Israel and Gaza, after a rocket was sacked into southern Israel earlier in the day despite a cease fire declared by Hamas late Saturday night.
In addition, the fishing area will be reduced from six miles to three miles beginning Tuesday.
The primary target of the IAF strikes Saturday was the Hamas battalion headquarters in Beit Lahia, in the north of the Strip, the army said.
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Bennett tweeted on Saturday night: "The formula according to which after two months of fires and hundreds of rockets on residents of the Gaza vicinity, Hamas dictates to us a ceasefire is a serious mistake".
After a weekend in which Hamas fired around 200 rockets from Gaza into Israeli territory, injuring civilians and damaging property including a synagogue, the Negev-based IDF drill has been interpreted was a warning to terror groups in the Gaza Strip.
Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan warned that "we are seeing an obvious trend" and that Hamas operatives "are constantly increasing their kites' range and they are using other airborne devices" which "may even reach Judea and Samaria", also known as the West Bank. "The world must not remain silent in the face of these crimes against humanity", read a Hamas statement.
Another Hamas spokesman, Hazem Qassem, also denounced the decision as a "crime", saying it was in violation of all worldwide laws and conventions.
Palestinians in Gaza have for months been demonstrating against Israel's decade-long blockade of the territory and in support of their right to return to lands they fled or were driven from during the war surrounding the creation of Israel in 1948.
Egypt keeps tight restrictions on its border crossing with Gaza.
More than 130 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces in the protests. The Strip has been subject to a strict blockade for the past 11 years that Israel says is necessary to prevent terrorist groups from bringing weapons into the Strip.