Israel to close Gaza crossings 5 days for Passover

Jewish Passover celebrations began in Israel on Tuesday and will last for seven days.

Israel to close Gaza crossings 5 days for Passover

World Bulletin / News Desk

Israel will close two cargo terminals with the Gaza Strip for five days – from Friday to next Tuesday – for the Jewish Passover holidays, a Palestinian official said on Thursday.

"Israel will shut the Karam Abu Salem and Beit Hanoun border crossings from Friday until Tuesday due to Passover celebrations," Palestinian Authority border chief Nazmi Mehanna told Anadolu Agency.

Jewish Passover celebrations began in Israel on Tuesday and will last for seven days.

Mehanna warned that the closure of the Karam Abu Salem crossing in particular would "paralyze commercial activity" in Gaza.

Home to roughly 1.8 million people, the Gaza Strip has six border crossings with Israel and one with Egypt.

Since Hamas seized control of the strip in 2007, the self-proclaimed Jewish state has closed four of its Gaza crossings, leaving only the Karam Abu Salem and Erez crossings open to limited traffic.

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Tim Benton
Tim Benton - 5 yıl Before

Maybe they should be happy they even leave the gates ever open. Since we see Hamas taking over temple mount and the attacks going on, Israel not only needs to shut the gates during the holidays, but needs to clear out the radicals on Temple mount and inform them that there will be equal access for all faiths. Non compliance will result in the both Mosques getting bulldozed.It is time these people give what they demand, the right to worship in holy places, they think this only applies to Muslims