Israel Reopens Gaza Crossing as Cease-Fire Holds
TEL AVIV—Israel reopened Gaza’s only commercial crossing, allowing trucks carrying fuel and other vital goods to roll into the Palestinian enclave after a cease-fire with militant group Islamic Jihad ended three days of intense fighting.
The opening of the Kerem Shalom crossing Monday is expected to help ease tensions, especially with Hamas. Gaza’s ruling faction stayed on the sidelines when Israel began a wave of airstrikes Friday that killed about 20 militants, mostly members of Islamic Jihad, according to the Israeli military. Many civilians, including children, were killed in the attacks, while more than 1,100 rockets were fired from Gaza at Israel’s south and center, sending scores running to bomb shelters.