Israel has approved the reopening of the Erez crossing for first time since October 7

Erez-border Israeli soldiers deployed at the Erez border with heavy weapons and military vehicles on February 29, 2024. Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu/Getty Images

Revelation 6:3-4 “when he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 And out came another horse, bright red. Its rider was permitted to take peace from the earth, so that people should slay one another, and he was given a great sword.

Important Takeaways:

  • The Erez crossing, a pedestrian passageway, was one of the border points breached by Hamas fighters on October 7 when they launched their bloody attack on Israel, killing 1,200 people and taking 250 others hostage.
  • An Israeli official told CNN the crossing would be opened to allow more humanitarian aid to enter blockaded Gaza.
  • The United Nations welcomed news of the reopening cautiously. “This is positive news but, of course, we will have to see how this is implemented. We need a humanitarian ceasefire and a massive influx of aid”
  • Before the war started, Israel restricted all access to and from Gaza by sea and air, and kept land crossings under tight control. It had two functional crossings with the enclave: Erez, which was for the movement of people, and Kerem Shalom, for goods.

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