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Bennett said to tell MKs he ordered another 3,000 work permits be issued to Gazans

Palestinian workers wait at the Erez crossing in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, as they wait to enter Israel for work, on March 13, 2022. (Attia Muhammed/Flash90)
Palestinian workers wait at the Erez crossing in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, as they wait to enter Israel for work, on March 13, 2022. (Attia Muhammed/Flash90)

During the closed session of today’s Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee meeting, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett told lawmakers that he ordered another 3,000 work permits be issued to Palestinians in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, according to the Kan public broadcaster.

The move would raise the number of work permits to 15,000, up from the current 12,000.

Several months ago, the government raised the total number of work permits for Gazans to 20,000, but it takes time to fill the quota.

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