Benny, who resides in the surrounding area, told Ynet, "We know where we live. For weeks now we've been waiting for something to come from Gaza's direction. Every time there is talk of negotiations, we get a present from Gaza."
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Ram, another local, added: "This is the month of Ramadan and every organization wants to show how strong it is, especially ahead of a potential agreement."
Talks between Israel and the Palestinians who have broken a three-year stalemate are set to run for nine months and were officially launched at an iftar dinner on Monday.
They are set to resume on Tuesday at 3 pm (Israel time) at the State Department building. The negotiations are overseen by US special envoy Martin Indyk.
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