The Bennett-Lapid government issues 7,000 entry permits to allow Gazans to work in Israel. Months later, it increases the number of permits to 20,000. This system provides Israel with a new economic lever to encourage quiet from Hamas. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Bennett pledges not to continue allowing the transfer of suitcases of Qatari cash into Gaza. The U.N. begins distributing Qatari aid directly to needy Gazan families.

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