Israel to Reopen Gaza Strip for Workers

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Israel is set to reopen the Erez border crossing in the north of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday to workers and traders from Gaza after the security situation has improved somewhat. That was announced Monday evening.

 

On Sunday, Israeli authorities decided to close the border crossing after rockets were fired at Israel from the strip of land. The measure banned Palestinians from the Gaza Strip from working on Israeli territory.

Before the closure, some 12,000 Palestinians from the Gaza Strip came to work in Israel every day.

Erez is the only border crossing for persons between Israel and the Gaza Strip. The decision to block the passage affected thousands of Palestinians from the poor area. Israel controls almost all border crossings with the Gaza Strip and, therefore, all goods and people that come there.

The Rafah border crossing in the south also leads to neighbouring Egypt.

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