In another blow to the stalemated Middle East talks, Israeli forces have shelled the Gaza Strip, killing two Palestinians and injuring four others.
Hamas officials said an Israeli navy boat shelled an area north of Gaza City early on Sunday, the Associated Press reported.
Palestinian medical sources have confirmed the deaths, adding that four other Palestinians were also injured in the Israeli attack.
The incident comes as US-brokered talks between the Palestinian Authority and Israel failed to resolve their past disputes.
Israel has repeatedly attacked Gaza since the end of its war on the tiny densely-populated coastal strip at the turn of last year. Gaza has also been under an Israeli siege since 2007.