The paychecks of the Hamas members, which were being paid through financial aid by Qatar, were passed on in suitcases in a heavily guarded vehicle.
An Egyptian delegation left Gaza on Wednesday and asked Israel to allow one more chance for calm to be restored to the situation, Liberman said.
He denied that Hamas and other Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip would hold another round of talks in Cairo to discuss Palestinian “national reconciliation” and a truce with Israel.
At this stage, it appears that Israel prefers to tolerate the proverbial devil it knows.
Seven tips for how Israel can improve its position amid turbulence on the Gaza border.
Such is the calculus of Hamas. Like all autocracies it views its people as wholly dispensable, fodder on the path to a glorious victory.
Both sides can be satisfied: Israel prevented a border breach, while Hamas showed off its power to rally the people of Gaza.
20,000 men, women and children attended Friday's Land Day protests.