The Israeli authorities this Tuesday authorized the reopening of the only movement of goods to the Gaza Strip, hours after agreeing a ceasefire with Hamas, the Islamist movement that has controlled the coastal area since 2007.
“Following work to calm the situation and as a result of the security consultations, it was decided to resume routine activities in Kerem Shalom Pass, including the entry of fuel,” reported the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Area (COGAT).
In addition, this liaison office has confirmed the expansion of the authorized fishing zone in front of the strip to 15 nautical miles, thereby reversing another of the reprisals perpetrated in recent weeks against the escalation of attacks from the Palestinian territory.
Hamas announced on Monday that it had signed a ceasefire agreement with Israel through Qatar. According to the Gaza Strip authorities, that ceasefire will depend on developing projects in the strip that will improve the lives of its two million residents and on containing the crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
For its part, the Israeli Committee has warned that “if Hamas fails to meet its obligations, Israel will act in the same way”. Benjamin Netanyahu’s government holds the party militia responsible for everything that happens in the strip, and especially for any threat to Israel’s security.