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Israel reopens Gaza crossings after reaching ceasefire deal with resistance 

A view of Rafah Crossing Point is seen as Interior Ministry members standing in front of the entrance, on January 07, 2019 in Gaza City, Gaza. The Hamas-run Interior Ministry on Monday assumed responsibility of managing the Rafah border crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt. The move came one day after the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority (PA) suddenly withdrew its personnel from the terminal. ( Ali Jadallah - Anadolu Agency )
Rafah Crossing Point in Gaza 7 on January 2019 [Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency]

Israeli occupation authorities yesterday reopened crossings with the besieged Gaza Strip, but kept the fishing zone closed, Quds Press reported.

Reporting Ynet News, Quds Press said the spokesperson for the Israeli occupation army said: “After evaluation of the situation, all the crossings in the peripheries of Gaza were reopened and train service from Sderot [Israeli town 1.6 kilometres from Gaza] to Ashkelon resumed.”

The leadership of the internal front in the Israeli army also decided to resume education at schools in Sderot and Netivot and all the other towns surrounding Gaza.

Meanwhile, regional councils in the towns surrounding Gaza allowed farmer to continue working their lands.

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Fishing in Gaza continues to be banned, with the navy opening fire at fisherman this morning who were at a distance of just three miles from the coast.

All crossings into Gaza had been closed on Monday after Palestinians reacted to occupation force’s killing of a man at the fence separating Israel from Gaza. Occupation forces then used a bulldozer to carry the lifeless body of 27-year-old Mohammed Al-Naem away, confiscating it and not allowing his family to bury him.

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