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Palestinians locked in as Israel closes Gaza crossings

December 15, 2017 at 9:58 am

Kerem Shalom crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip [4biaplatform/Twitter]

Israeli occupation forces yesterday closed the Karm Abu Salem (Kerem Shalom) and Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossings until further notice, leaving Palestinians in the Gaza Strip under complete lockdown.

Israeli army spokesman, Avichay Adraee, said authorities have decided to close the Karam Abu Salem crossing; Gaza’s sole commercial entry point, and the Erez crossing for pedestrians in the wake of recent security incidents.

Yesterday, Israeli warplanes targeted four sites in the Gaza Strip with 15 rockets, causing damage to nearby houses.

Israel has imposed a tight ten-year long siege on the Gaza Strip where more than two million people live.

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