Israel reopens Gaza crossings after reaching ceasefire deal with resistance 

Rafah Crossing Point in Gaza (Ali Jadallah - Anadolu Agency)

Middle East Monitor  /  February 26, 2020

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

Reporting Ynet NewsQuds 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.

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.