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Qatar envoy: Israel to fully open Gaza crossings

Qatari Ambassador Mohamed Al-Emadi holds a press conference in Al-Shifa Hospital, Gaza on February 19, 2018 [Middle East Monitor / Mohammed Asad]
Qatari Ambassador Mohamed Al-Emadi holds a press conference in Al-Shifa Hospital, Gaza on February 19, 2018 [Middle East Monitor / Mohammed Asad]

Israel will fully open its crossings with Gaza and facilitate ending the crises in the besieged enclave, the Qatari envoy said this morning in a statement.

The Israeli decision comes after meetings were held over the past few days in an effort to stablise the situation and deescalate tensions in Gaza, Mohammed Al-Emadi said. There were positive results from the meetings and these would form a foundation for resolving all other outstanding issues relating to improving the lives of Palestinians.

"The results will have clear positive consequences on improving the living conditions in Gaza," the statement said.

Qatari aid for 100,000 Palestinian families in Gaza would be distributed this month, the statement added, through an "agreed upon" mechanism.

READ: UN to distribute Qatar cash aid to needy families in Gaza

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