Israel’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories announced on Saturday that the Erez Border Crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip would reopen on Sunday.

Israel sealed the crossing, as well as the crossings between Israel and the Palestinian Authority-controlled areas, on May 3, preventing the flow of some 12,000 Palestinian Gazan workers into Israel. The closures were in response to Hamas’s role in stoking violence in Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria.

The decision to reopen the crossing was opposed by Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar, who said the move was unjustified at this time.

In a tweet, Sa’ar cited the ongoing incitement by Hamas and its leader in Gaza Yahya Sinwar, and he said the terror group’s leaders should be “taken out of their comfort zone.”

Israel reopened crossings linking Israel to Judea and Samaria on May 9.


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