Israel Reopens Gaza Crossings After Week of Hamas Escalation

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The Times of Israel reports: Israel reopened the crossings into the Gaza Strip on Sunday morning, allowing people and goods in and out of the coastal enclave, following a decrease in the amount of violence along the border.

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman’s office said the decision was made in consultation with officials from the Israel Defense Forces, the Shin Bet security service and the liaison unit to the Palestinians, known as the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories.

The defense minister’s office said a decision had yet to be made about allowing a supply of fuel that was purchased by Qatar into the coastal enclave. “The decision… was postponed at this time and will be considered in a few days, depending on incidents [along the border],” Liberman’s office said.

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