Tunisia to open sea, air and land borders on June 27

Empty sunbathing chairs are seen on a beach near the Hasdrubal Hotel in Hammamet, Tunisia , March 12, 2020. (Reuters)
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Updated 01 June 2020

Tunisia to open sea, air and land borders on June 27

  • Tunisia has recorded 1,070 cases and 48 deaths

TUNIS: Tunisia will open its sea, land and air borders on June 27, authorities said on Monday, in hopes of rescuing its tourism industry as the coronavirus pandemic comes under control.
The government said also it will allow movement between cities again from Thursday.
The North African country has recorded 1,070 cases and 48 deaths, with only two people still in hospital.
Tunisia has forecast its economy will shrink up to 4.3% this year, the steepest drop since 1956 independence.
The important tourism sector could lose $1.4 billion and 400,000 jobs this year due to the pandemic.


Israeli jets strike Hamas targets in Gaza: military

Updated 03 August 2020

Israeli jets strike Hamas targets in Gaza: military

  • Israeli fighter jets carried out strikes on Hamas facilities in Gaza

JERUSALEM: Israeli fighter jets carried out strikes on Hamas facilities in the Gaza Strip after a “rocket” was fired from the Hamas-controlled enclave toward the Jewish state, its military said Monday.
Israel said Sunday night a “projectile” fired from Gaza had been intercepted by its Iron Dome anti-rocket system.
It was the first to be fired from the Palestinian coastal enclave since the first week of July, and set off sirens, the Israeli army said.
In response, “our fighter jets and & aircraft just struck subterranean Hamas terror facilities in Gaza,” the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.
A spokesperson for the regional council of Shaar Hanegev, the area where the sirens sounded, said the projectile launched from Gaza had not caused any damage or casualties.
Israel and Islamist movement Hamas have fought three wars since 2008.
Despite a truce in recent months, they have periodically exchanged fire, with militants in the strip lobbing rockets into Israel and the Jewish state responding with strikes against targets inside Gaza.