Israeli occupation authorities, on Wednesday, reopened the two main crossings with Gaza after days of closure following the latest escalation of tensions at the beginning of this week, Arab48 reported.

In a statement, the unit of the Israeli Coordinator of Government Activities in the Occupied Territories (COGAT) said that the activities of the two crossings would resume after positive evaluation related to “security stability”.

On Tuesday, Hamas sent a message to Israel, through international mediators, that it must reopen the crossings and expand the fishing zone, Israel’s Public Broadcaster Kan reported.

“The international mediators [UAE, Qatar and Egypt] are working to negotiate a ceasefire in Gaza and regain stability in return for resuming measures previously announced by Israel to ease the siege on Gaza,” Kan added.

The latest exchange of fire between the Israeli occupation and the Palestinian resistance began on Sunday when Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian, then fired live ammunition against those who attempted to remove the slain man’s body.

~ Middle East Monitor

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