As border crossings open, Gazans return to work and supplies enter strip

A woman says her relative makes enough money working a 10 hour day in Israel to provide for his family; says Gazans fear misfired rockets more than Israeli strikes because the IDF gives civilians warnings before attacking
Yoav Zitun|

Gaza crossing opens for supplies 
Thousands of Gaza workers on Sunday, returned to work in Israel after the 5-day military campaign waged against the Palestinian Islamic Jihad ended in a truce on Saturday.
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מחסום ארז
מחסום ארז
Gazans return to work in Israel on Sunday
(Photo: Nadav Aves)
The workers were able to cross out of Gaza when the border crossings opened, as much-needed produce and supplies made their way into the Strip.
The Defense Ministry published photos showing the trucks going across the border and workers emerging from Gaza into Israel to show the return to normality along the border, as a show of optimism from the Gazans.
Thousands were stranded in Israel during Operation Shield and Arrow including one who was killed in a rocket attack on Saturday while his brother was critically hurt and still fighting for his life.
Long lines of workers formed at Erez after the 17,000 residents of Gaza, who have permits to work inside Israel hurried to cross. Police forces were called. to maintain order.
"We just want to work and make a living," one woman said. "A relative of mine used to make NIS 600 a month when he worked in Gaza and now brings back NIS 8,000 for agricultural work. He works a 10-hour day but is happy and can provide for his family. No one wants war. Even Hamas has calmed down," she said.
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מעבר כרם שלום
מעבר כרם שלום
Trucks bring needed supplies into Gaza on Sunday
(Photo: AFP)
"We are more afraid of the rockets fired from inside Gaza because Israel tells us, sometimes in phone calls, before it strikes. We have no sirens and no shelters, so we have to just wait it out," she said as she took her two children to Jerusalem for medical treatment. She asked not to be identified, fearing being branded as a collaborator with Israel.
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