Israel Allows Buses to Enter Gaza After Nine Year Ban

Hassan was detained at Israel’s Erez border crossing near the southern Gaza Strip. (Photo: via Wikimedia Commons)

Israel opened a second crossing with Gaza on Wednesday to allow the entry of vehicles for the first time since 2007 when Hamas became the leading party in Gaza.

After a nine-year-ban, Israeli occupation authorities on Wednesday allowed buses to enter the Gaza Strip, local media reported.

Palestinian sources reported that eight transportation buses and four commercial refrigerators went through the Erez crossing.

This measure, the sources said, came after a deal was reached between the Palestinian Authority’s Commission of Civil Affairs and the Israeli occupation authorities.

In 2007, the Israeli occupation banned the entry of all vehicles into the Gaza Strip. In 2010 the rule was relaxed to allow the entry of small vehicles.


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