November 1, 2017
The Radical Islamic group Hamas is handing over control of the Gaza Strip’s border crossings to the Palestinian authority.
This comes after Egypt mediated an accord between the two parties, ending a decade-long standoff.
The Palestinian authority seeks to establish a sovereign state in Gaza and the West Bank.
Palestinian forces took control of two crossings along the Israeli border Wednesday.
Israel is tightening its security along the Gaza Strip border, citing concerns of Islamic terrorism.