Palestinian Authority coordinating with Egypt, Israel on future of Gaza border crossings – report

The Palestinian Authority is prepared to govern the Gaza Strip at the end of Israel’s war with Hamas, a Palestinian official tells Sky News Arabia.

According to the Palestinian official, several high-level meetings have been held by Palestinian Authority officials and their Egyptian counterparts regarding the future of the Gaza Strip and its border crossings.

The report adds that the arrangements are being planned in coordination with Israel as well.

The talks have focused on the possibility of re-opening the Kerem Shalom Crossing for the entry and exit of goods and people from the Gaza Strip, while also examining the possibility of closing the Rafah Crossing on Gaza’s shared border with Egypt.

The Kerem Shalom crossing was reopened for the entry of humanitarian aid to Gaza in mid-December after it was closed following the October 7 Hamas assault inside Israel.

However, it is operating at a limited capacity and remains shuttered for all purposes besides humanitarian aid.

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