Trucks on route 232 carrying goods into Gaza, and carrying goods exported from Gaza to Israel (Photo: Roee Idan)

YNetNews By: Reuters


As stipulated in the Israel-Hamas ceasefire, Israel will open Erez crossing to goods going in an out of Gaza.


Israel plans to reopen a second border point for commercial traffic into the Gaza Strip, an official said on Monday, a step in gradually easing the blockade imposed on the enclave since 2007.


The decision to allow trucks through the Erez terminal on Gaza’s northeastern tip was taken in recognition that a truce that ended the 2014 war against Hamas is holding, the official said.


Israel says its blockade prevents the movement of militants and stops construction materials that could be used by Hamas to make bunkers and tunnels.


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