Israel began transferring approximately 100 Palestinians from Gaza to Egypt on Wednesday overnight, the Jerusalem Post has learned. The Palestinians were picked up from Erez Crossing, taken on buses to Kerem Shalom Crossing, and then dispatched to Egypt.
'From Gaza with tears'
30 members of the group were women, while 32 others were thought to have been involved in past terror attacks. The latter group will not be allowed back through Israeli borders.
The overnight operation was approved by the government and coordinated with Egypt.
IDF forces added that the Palestinians were thoroughly screened and accompanied by Israeli security forces throughout their route into Egypt.
The Palestinians were waiting at Erez Crossing to cross for several days, wanting to flee the Gaza Strip since Hamas's violent takeover of the area last week.