Israel-Gaza border reopens as tensions set to persist

Drivers sit at their trucks at the Kerem Shalom crossing, the main passage point for goods entering Gaza from Israel, following a partial reopening of the crossing point, on July 24, 2018.
Drivers sit at their trucks at the Kerem Shalom crossing, the main passage point for goods entering Gaza from Israel, following a partial reopening of the crossing point, on July 24, 2018.PHOTO: AFP

Observers see outlook as remaining bleak even after Hamas and Israel reach ceasefire

The border crossing separating Israel from Gaza, which was closed on July 9 after a round of violence, was partially reopened yesterday.

The tension from last week's clashes between the Israel Defence Forces and Hamas, which controls Gaza, still hangs in the air.

Please or to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM.

Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work

  • Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices
  • In-depth analyses and opinion pieces
  • ePaper and award-winning multimedia content
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 25, 2018, with the headline 'Israel-Gaza border reopens as tensions set to persist'. Print Edition | Subscribe