Israel freezes move to allow in 2,000 more Gaza workers after rocket attack

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Israel freezes move to allow in 2,000 more Gaza workers after rocket attack
Military liaison to Palestinians says Hamas bears responsibility for attack; Thursday’s announcement on expanding permits to 14,000 was contingent on ‘security stability’
By Emanuel Fabian and Aaron Boxerman

Israel froze a move that would expand the quota of work permits for Gazan Palestinians to 14,000 on Saturday, after terrorists in the coastal enclave launched a rocket toward southern Israel. Israel’s military liaison to the Palestinians, widely known by its acronym COGAT, had announced Thursday that an additional 2,000 permits would be added to the quota. But following a rocket attack in the pre-dawn hours of Saturday, Defense Minister Benny Gantz decided to freeze the move, COGAT said in a statement on Saturday night.

“The Hamas terror group bears responsibility for everything that is done in and emanates from the Gaza Strip towards the State of Israel, and it will bear the consequences,” the statement said. The rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome air defense system, and the Israel Defense Forces struck several Hamas sites in response.

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