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Members of Hamas told the Lebanese paper Al-Akhbar that "The number of merchants permitted to pass through the Erez crossing to the West Bank increased and the flow of fuel continues."
Islamic Jihad threatens to target "major cities' in Israel
Were Israel to use Egyptian methods, it would presumably face a wave of global criticism as it does nearly any time it uses force. Why the double-standard?
Rafah was open for only 17 days in the first half of 2017, none consecutively.
By BEN LYNFIELD
Egypt has long maintained that Islamists militants move between Gaza and the Sinai.
By ADAM RASGON
It seems that the only positive element in this situation is the peace treaty with Israel and the sustained security cooperation between the two countries.
By ZVI MAZEL
Gaza, to which Israel also limits the entry of goods and people, is facing a dire economic situation with unemployment at 42%.
Al Jazeera surmises that the desperation Gazans have to leave the peninsula is evidence of the dismal conditions in Gaza.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The Hashemite kingdom has cut back on travel permits, residents and rights groups say, leaving Gazans in despair and livelihoods at risk.
Since January 2015, the ICC has been reviewing the legality of Israel’s approach to targeting and alleged war crimes relating to the 2014 Gaza war.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
The move came following a “security incident” that repeatedly occurred along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel in the last few days, the sources said.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Cairo has been pumping water into Gaza's underground network of tunnels to stop the flow of weapons from the coastal envoy to militants in Sinai.
According to the source, both sides are still obligated to uphold the cease-fire; he calls on Palestinians "not to succumb to provocations."
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
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