"The Israeli side has told us that starting from Sunday, it reopens the Erez and Kerem Shalom checkpoints," the Palestinian civil affairs committee in the Gaza Strip said.
According to the Israeli Defense Ministry, the crossings have been reopened thanks to the de-escalation of tensions on the Israel-Gaza Strip border. The ministry also said that the Hamas movement, de facto governing Gaza, distanced itself from Wednesday's shelling and had taken measures to curb violent acts on its territory.
The Defense Ministry also said that the decision to resume fuel supplies to the Gaza Strip, which had been halted earlier in October due to unrest on the border, had not been made yet and it would not be discussed until a few days later.
On Friday, the Israeli Defense Forces said that around 10,000 Palestinians were participating in clashes with the Israeli military on the Gaza Strip border. The Palestinian Health Ministry said that more than 50 Palestinians had been wounded in the clashes.
The relations between the Israelis and the Palestinians near the Gaza border have been increasingly tense since for months. Palestinian protesters continue regular clashes with the Israeli troops on the border, while the Israeli side accuses Gaza of ongoing shelling and the launch of arson balloons into the Israeli territories.