Hamas cedes Gaza border crossings to Palestinian Authority control

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 01, 2017 3:26 AM

GAZA (Reuters) - The Islamist group Hamas began handing control of the Gaza Strip's border crossings with Israel and Egypt to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, witnesses said, under of agreement brokered by Egypt to end a decade of internal schism.

Palestinian Authority employees moved into Erez and Kerem Shalom crossings on the Israeli border and Rafah crossing on the Egyptian border, as their Hamas counterparts packed up equipment and departed on trucks.

(Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi, editing by Larry King)