A Palestinian security source reported on Monday morning that the Israeli army reopened the Erez (Beit Hanoun) Crossing, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and allowed workers and traders to cross.
The Erez crossing was closed of the Netanya suicide bombing last week, five Israelis were killed in the blast and dozens were injured.
Dozens of workers managed to cross on Monday into Israel after going through harsh procedures of search and questioning regarding their destination before they were allowed to cross.
Also, soldiers demanded the workers not to stay in Israel overnight, and threatened to cancel their permits if they do so.
Meanwhile, the Palestinian Authority demanded Israel to open all of the crossings and border terminals which were supposed to be opened in accordance to a recent agreement which was brokered by the US.
Israel is supposed to start allowing buses to move between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank next Thursday, but Israeli officials declared recently that Israel does not intend to implement this agreement since “the Palestinians did not fulfill their side of the agreement” regarding the Rafah terminal between Gaza and Egypt.