Several hundred people, most of them Fatah supporters, have been camped out at the closed border between Israel and Gaza, saying they fear for their lives.
Syria's U.N. ambassador on Monday dismissed rumors of secret Syrian-Israeli talks and reiterated Damascus' call for Israel to resume peace negotiations that stalled seven years ago.
Iran's U.N. ambassador complained in a letter circulated Monday that the Security Council has done nothing to stop Israel's "unlawful and dangerous threats" against his country.
Unprepared for last week's Hamas coup, Israel is now faced with the quandary of what to do with the sudden emergence of an Islamic militant ministate on its borders.
Israel will pay hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes and customs revenue to the new Palestinian government soon, Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said Monday, but she refused to say when.
Israeli soldiers and Palestinian gunmen exchanged fire Monday at the Erez crossing between Israel and Gaza, killing one Palestinian and wounding at least 10, the Israeli rescue service and Palestinian hospital officials said.
Israel's new Defence Minister Ehud Barak was sworn in by parliament on Monday, following his political comeback as new Labour party chairman and Hamas's violent takeover of the Gaza Strip.
The incident highlighted a new complication at the border crossings between Israel and Gaza: Israel will not deal with Hamas even to coordinate moving trucks through checkpoints.
Former prime minister Ehud Barak was sworn in as Israel's defense minister on Monday in a cabinet shakeup rushed through in response to violence in Gaza.
Shooting broke out Monday at the Erez crossing between Israel and Gaza, and a number of Palestinians were wounded, one seriously, Palestinian hospital officials said.