Israel to reopen some Gaza border crossings

Regardless of the firing, Israel generally closes the crossings from Friday afternoon to Sunday during the "Jewish day of rest".

Israel to reopen some Gaza border crossings
Israel was reopening some border crossings with Gaza on Sunday, an official said, after it closed them on Thursday.

Reopening some crossings will allow goods into the blockaded territory and humanitarian cases into Israel for medical treatment.

Regardless of the firing, Israel generally closes the crossings from Friday afternoon to Sunday during the "Jewish day of rest".

Israeli official Peter Lerner said the Erez crossing, the main passage for people between Gaza and Israel, would be opened to allow Gazans in need of urgent medical attention travel into Israel.

He said the Sufa crossing would be opened to allow goods and cement into the Gaza Strip, and the Nahal Oz fuel depot would also be opened.

Israel had shut the crossings on June 25.

Islamic Jihad launched a cross-border rocket attack as a response to the killing by Israeli forces of one of its leaders in the occupied West Bank.

Israel cut the supply of goods into the Gaza Strip a year ago.


Reuters
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