Around 7,000 permits are being issued to workers, an increase since August's numbers

Thousands of Gazans applied Wednesday for permits to work in Israel, which is reopening its gates to laborers from the Palestinian enclave.

In Jabalia, a refugee camp in northern Gaza, a crowd of men holding their identity papers lined up hoping to obtain a permit to work in Israel, AFP journalists said.

"There is no work in the Gaza Strip," said Fathi Abu Nur, a 40-year-old unemployed man.... Read More: i24