Israel reopens its border crossings with Gaza

Gaza (QNN) – Israeli occupation authorities reopened on Sunday the border crossings with the blockaded Gaza Strip after closing them during the Israeli aggression on the coastal enclave earlier this month.

Both the Erez crossing for passengers and Karm Abu Salem crossing for goods were open and operating in accordance with the previously established mechanisms and timelines.

Both had been closed on May 4 when Israel launched massive air and artillery strikes on Gaza killing 25 Palestinians, mostly civilians. At least four other Israelis were killed in retaliatory rocket fire from Gaza by Palestinian resistance forces.

Palestinian officials have said that Israel agreed to ease its crippling decade-long blockade of the impoverished enclave in exchange for calm.

Israel on Friday said it would lift the ban it had imposed on Palestinian fishing boats operating off Gaza.

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