Report: Israel Plans Economic Relief Measures for Gaza

Tel Aviv, MINA – Israeli media on Sunday reported Israel plans to take a series of measures to ease economic difficulties in the blockaded Gaza Strip.

Haaretz newspaper said the economic relief measures aim to maintain calm and prevent escalation in Gaza, but without strengthening Hamas, which rules the Palestinian territory.

“The new measures include increasing the number of work permits for Palestinians in Gaza and allowing the entry of goods and materials that were banned by the Israeli army,” the daily said as quoted from Anadolu Agency.

Israeli authorities are also reviewing allowing older Palestinians in Gaza to visit the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem.

According to the newspaper, Israeli authorities are holding talks with the United Nations to agree on a mechanism to allow items classified by Israel as dual-use items to enter Gaza. (T/RE1)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)