August 11, 2020

Israel closes Gaza goods crossing after balloon attacks

Jerusalem (AFP) – Israel will close its goods crossing with the Gaza Strip, authorities said Monday, after militants in the Hamas-run territory fired rockets into the Mediterranean and launched incendiary balloons towards the Jewish state.The Kerem Shalom crossing will be closed to all traffic except humanitarian equipment and fuel from Tuesday, COGAT, the defence ministry unit that oversees the crossings, said in a statement.The move comes in response to the “continued launching of incendiary balloons” from Gaza, it added.Israeli sources said late Monday that several balloons had landed in ar…


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