Gaza crossings closed: Israeli military official

Israeli forces on Tuesday killed two Palestinians in the West Bank as Palestinians fired a mortar shell into Israel from the Gaza Strip.

Gaza crossings closed: Israeli military official

Israel will not open its border crossings with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, a defence official said.

The crossings were to have opened at 8 a.m. (0500 GMT) to allow for imports, increased in scale under the truce, to reach the impoverished strip.

But Israeli military liaison official Peter Lerner said they would stay closed until further notice.

Israeli killings and rocket attack

Israeli forces killed two Palestinians in the West Bank city of Nablus on Tuesday, a Palestinian official said.

An Israeli army force surrounded a buildingwhere students from Najah University stay and opened fire at the two Palestinians from close range, the sources said.

The two were identified as Iyad Khanfar, 25, a fourth-year student at the university, and Walid Juma'a, 21, from a village near the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

Palestinians fired a mortar shell into Israel from the Gaza Strip, the Israeli military said on Tuesday.

No one was hurt by the mortar shell, which a military spokesman said was fired from the central Gaza Strip and landed just inside Israel.

A Gaza ceasefire went into effect on Thursday.

Agencies

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