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Palestine: Crossing closed & airstrikes on Gaza

IOA closes Karm Abu Salem crossing

GAZA, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) refused to open Karm Abu Salem commercial crossing with Gaza Strip on Sunday.

Palestinians sources said that the IOA informed the committee responsible for coordinating entry of goods into the Strip via Karm Abu Salem that the crossing would be closed on Sunday for “security reasons”.

The IOA closes the crossing on Friday and Saturday every week but it refused to re-open it on Sunday for commercial traffic.

The IOA closed Karm Abu Salem crossing for 30 days since the start of 2013, which amounts to 30% of operating days in that period.


Israeli warplanes intensify flights over Gaza

GAZA, (PIC)– Israeli warplanes and Apache helicopter gunships continued to fly over Gaza Strip since the early morning hours on Sunday.

A field observer said that F-16s have been flying at low altitudes all day long while the apaches were seen flying along the eastern borders of the coastal enclave.

He pointed out that Israeli occupation forces in armored vehicles were seen moving along the buffer zone.

Israeli warplanes launched two air raids on southern Gaza at dawn today targeting an abandoned area and a training site with no casualties reported.


“Israel” launches two air strikes last night on Gaza

GAZA, (PIC)– Israeli F16 warplanes bombed on Sunday night a Palestinian resistance site in Khan Younis and an empty piece of land west of Rafah area in the Gaza Strip.

Concurrently, Israeli drones and warplanes were reported overflying intensively different areas of the Gaza Strip.

The air raids took place a few hours after the Israeli army claimed that Palestinian homemade rockets landed in Netivot settlement and the Negev region.

The Palestinian information center (PIC) reporter in Gaza said that one of the Israeli aerial attacks caused material damage to a resistance training site west of Khan Younis, belonging to Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad Movement.

He also said that another airstrike happened shortly after the first raid in an empty area west of Rafah.

Meanwhile, the medical authorities in Gaza did not report about any casualties among civilians or resistance fighters as a result of the attacks.


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