Israel announces plan to boost Gaza work permits
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"The decision will take effect... on condition that the security situation remains quiet in the area," said COGAT, the Israeli defence ministry body responsible for civil affairs in the Palestinian territories.
But it was scrapped four days later, in the wake of rocket fire from the Gaza Strip and retaliatory strikes by Israeli warplanes.
Friday's announcement follows three days of fighting this month between Islamic Jihad militants and Israel.
At least 49 Gazans were killed and hundreds wounded, according to figures from the enclave's health ministry.
The plan to issue additional permits follows a decision by Hamas largely to stay out of the recent fighting.