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Israel lets more goods into Gaza, more workers out as Hamas reins in violence

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26.08.2021

Israel permitted additional goods and materials to enter the Gaza Strip beginning Thursday after a protest held the day before passed without serious incident, Israel’s military liaison to the Palestinians said.

An additional 1,000 workers from the Gaza Strip will also be allowed into Israel, limited to those who have recovered from the coronavirus or been vaccinated, according to the liaison body, formally known as the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories.

“These civilian measures have been approved by the political echelon and are contingent upon continued preservation of security stability for the long term. An expansion of these measures will be considered in accordance with situational assessments,” COGAT said in a statement.

According to the liaison, additional construction materials would be permitted into Gaza through the Kerem Shalom Crossing for international humanitarian projects. Israel also permitted new cars to be imported into the enclave and allowed for a renewed gold trade between Gaza and the West Bank.

These moves came after the Hamas terror group, the de facto ruler of Gaza, kept relative order at a protest along the border on Wednesday. Over 1,000 people took part in the demonstration, burning tires and........

© The Times of Israel


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