Israel Closes Gaza Border Crossings, Amid Spate of Rocket Attacks


Israel announced the closure of its Gaza border crossings on Thursday in response to daily rocket fire from the enclave over the past week.

The military said in a statement that “due to the security events and in accordance with security assessments” Kerem Shalom crossing — the main passage point for goods entering the Gaza Strip, and the Erez pedestrian crossing — would be shut as of Thursday. It did not say how long the closure would last.

Some 15 rockets have been fired into southern Israel since Trump’s Dec. 6 announcement, and none of the projectiles has caused serious injury or damage.

 by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff




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