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Israel to Reopen Border Crossing With Gaza

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Palestinians take cover from rain inside a makeshift shelter near the ruins of their houses, that witnesses said were destroyed during a seven-week Israeli offensive, in the east of Gaza City, October 19, 2014.

Palestinians take cover from rain inside a makeshift shelter near the ruins of their houses, that witnesses said were destroyed during a seven-week Israeli offensive, in the east of Gaza City, October 19, 2014.

Israel is expected to reopen two border crossings with Gaza Tuesday.

The Kerem Shalom and Erez crossings were closed Sunday after a rocket was fired into Israel from the Palestinian side the previous Friday. No damage or injuries have been reported from the rocket fire.

The French news agency (AFP) quotes an Israeli army spokeswoman as saying both crossings will reopen on Tuesday.

Israel said the Friday rocket incident was the second strike since the end of Israel's 50-day war against Gaza militants in July and August.

A cease-fire agreed to between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers took effect on August 26, ending a conflict that claimed 2,140 Palestinian lives and about 70 on the Israeli side.

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