Israel decided to increase the number of entry permits for Palestinian workers from the Gaza Strip on Thursday.

The quota is being raised by 2,000, reaching 14,000, reported i24News.

The coordinator of government operations in the territories, Maj. Gen. Rassan Aliyan, announced Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz’s decision, which was made after assessing the security situation.

Ganz wants to allow up to 20,000 workers into the country.

“All the civilian steps towards Gaza are dependent on continued security stability over time. Whether to expand them or not will be determined accordingly,” the military liaison to the Palestinians-COGAT, said in a statement.

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