On Sunday, after nearly two weeks of closure, Israel reopened the Erez crossing with the Gaza Strip.
Israel’s military liaison to the Palestinians, known as COGAT, said in a statement that keeping the crossing open “will be possible in accordance with situational assessments and the preservation of security stability.”
Around 12,000 Palestinian workers with permits will be allowed to cross into Israel for work following the reopening of the crossing.
Amid growing tensions across the Palestinian territories over Israeli arrest campaigns in the West Bank and settler incursions into the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque complex in occupied East Jerusalem, the Erez crossing was closed by Israel on May 3 along with other terminals.
In March, according to Israeli media, the Israeli government said it would raise the number of work permits for Palestinians to 20,000.