Erez Crossing to open for workers, permit holders

This will be the first time the crossing will be opened since it had initially been closed in the beginning of May.

 Palestinians arrive to cross into Gaza at the Erez Crossing between Israel and Gaza on September 3, 2015. (photo credit: YONATAN SINDEL/FLASH90)
Palestinians arrive to cross into Gaza at the Erez Crossing between Israel and Gaza on September 3, 2015.
(photo credit: YONATAN SINDEL/FLASH90)

Erez Crossing will open Sunday for workers and those carrying work permits crossing from the Gaza Strip into Israel following a security assessment held by the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) on Saturday evening.

This will be the first time the crossing will be opened since it had initially been closed at the beginning of May.

"This civil policy is conditioned by further assessment of the situation and by the continuation of the security stability," COGAT emphasized.

Justice Minister Gideon Sa'ar criticized the decision to open the crossing, saying that "The renewal of entry to workers from Gaza to work in Israel at this time is not justified and is wrong."

He added, "Sinwar and Hamas, who deal in incitements and terror without end, must be taken out of their comfort zones."

 IDF search for the two terrorists who murdered three people in Elad on Independence Day. (credit: IDF SPOKESMAN’S UNIT) IDF search for the two terrorists who murdered three people in Elad on Independence Day. (credit: IDF SPOKESMAN’S UNIT)

Erez Crossing is typically closed in times of security tensions. Erez Crossing was initially closed at the beginning of the latest wave of terror, during which 19 people were killed.