Israel’s decision to reopen crossing points brings significant relief to these workers whose daily earnings of approximately 2 million Dollars are vital to Gaza’s struggling economy.
However, the situation remains unstable for the residents of Gaza. They continue to face restrictions on their freedom of movement due to the blockades and repeated border closures by Israel, supported by Egypt. These limitations have grave economic implications.
In Gaza, residents earn merely a quarter of what their Palestinian counterparts in the Israeli occupied west bank do, and nearly half of the population remains unemployed.