Hamas takes control of Gaza goods crossing with Israel | 2019-02-19 | daily-sun.com

Hamas takes control of Gaza goods crossing with Israel

    19 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

GAZA CITY: Gaza’s Islamist rulers Hamas took control of the Palestinian side of the enclave’s main goods crossing with Israel, the strip’s interior ministry and an official news agency said Sunday, reports AFP.

Hamas seized the Gaza Strip in 2007 in a near civil war with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas’ Fatah party.

But it agreed to hand control of the crossings to the Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority in 2017, as part of a since-failed reconciliation attempt between the two parties.

The PA administration at the goods crossing said Sunday that Hamas had “expelled (its) employees and banned them from entering the crossing”, the official news agency Wafa reported.

Hamas confirmed PA employees had left the crossing.


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