Israel to reopen Erez border crossing with Gaza: Defence Minister

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Aug 27, 2018, 10:13 AM(IST)

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Israel will reopen the Erez border crossing with the Gaza Strip on Monday, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said, a week after closing it due to clashes.

In a statement from his office on Sunday, Lieberman said the decision to reopen Erez, the only crossing for people in the north of the Palestinian enclave, was made "given the calm along the border".

Israel closed its only crossing for people with the Gaza Strip on August 19 except for humanitarian cases after border clashes, the latest tightening of its blockade on the Palestinian enclave.

Border protests and clashes on August 17 saw two Palestinians killed by Israeli gunfire.

There have also been several severe military flare-ups, including three since July.

Palestinian militants in Gaza and Israel have fought three wars since 2008.

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