ISRAEL (VOP TODAY NEWS) — After a week-long closure, Israel opened its crossings with the Gaza Strip Sunday morning, in preparation for the start of the implementation of the understandings with the Palestinian factions reached under Egyptian auspices.
According to Israeli media, the opening of the crossings with the Gaza Strip is a decision by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to open the Beit Hanoun crossing for individuals and the Kerem Shalom crossing for trucks and goods according to the mechanism and work schedules Previously, according to official Israeli radio “Kan”.
The understandings of the truce include allowing the entry of Qatari financial aid to Gaza, which is estimated at 30 million dollars and is expected to reach Gaza on Monday or Tuesday, and will allow the introduction of fuel trucks to operate the power plant in the sector, in exchange for stopping the fire balloons to the south of the country, Return at the security fence.
If the parties commit themselves to the first phase of the understandings, the second phase, which includes negotiations for an exchange deal, a Gaza-West Bank corridor and a sea port in Gaza, will be initiated.
According to the Israeli media, Qatari Ambassador Mohammed Al-Emadi and UN envoy Nikolai Mladenov will arrive in the Gaza Strip to oversee the distribution of the Qatari grant and the implementation of other provisions of the ceasefire understandings with Israel.
The money will be transferred to the Qatari Fund in Gaza and will be transferred to needy families and work projects, it said. It is not yet clear whether the funds will be used to pay the salaries of Gaza civil servants. It is also unclear whether money will be transferred in cash or from Through bank and postal accounts.
The newspaper said that the amount to be transferred to the Gaza Strip is part of the $ 180 million Qatar announced its allocation to help the Palestinians, after the Qatari foreign minister announced that Qatar will transfer 480 million dollars to help Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. $ 300 million will be transferred to the Palestinian Authority.
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