JPost correspondent Anna Ahronheim tells Brent Goff Hamas called off violent protests after Israeli threats on Hamas leaders.
Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has officially resigned and his kingmaker party is leaving the coalition. Though longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can survive, early elections now seem inevitable.
A botched Israeli raid has resulted in the worst escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip since a 2014 war between Israel and Hamas. Unrest at the Gaza-Israel border had been calmer in recent weeks.
The gesture to reopen Israel's only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip comes as Egypt and the UN seek a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. Recent flare-ups in violence have threatened to escalate into war.
Israel's defense minister has said the proposal aims to "change the reality in the Gaza Strip." For years, the coastal enclave has been under a naval blockade, preventing it from receiving goods by water.
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