Israel seals Gaza strip for Jewish holidays
April 9, GAZA: Israel usually closes the Gaza Strip crossings the only functioning commercial crossing under the pretext of Jewish holidays.
The Palestinian Popular Committee Against the Siege said that the Gaza Strip has seven border crossings linking it to the outside World and closing the crossing means shortage of basic life supplies, building and agriculture materials in the Strip.
The Gaza Strip has seven border crossings linking it to the outer World
Karam Abu Salem and Beit Hanoun crossings are expected to be opened tomorrow after the end of the holidays. Besides that work hours will remain reduced at the Allenby border crossing between the West Bank and Jordan.
According to Mounir al-Ghalban of Gaza’s border authority the Israeli closure would disrupt trade traffic in the strip and negatively affect the flow of fuel into the enclave which closes on Friday and Saturday as weekly holidays.
(The Oslo Times)