Israel to close key Gaza crossing while it repairs immense damage by rioters

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By The Times Of Israel Staff.. IDF to shutter Kerem Shalom to repair gas lines and conveyor after Palestinian protesters sabotage infrastructure serving their own energy-starved enclave. The Israeli military on Saturday (May 12, 2018) announced the closure of the Kerem Shalom border crossing into the Gaza Strip, a day after Palestinian rioters trashed key infrastructure serving the only entry point of outside goods into the Hamas-run Strip, causing immense damage. The crossing will be closed while the damage is repaired, and will reopen in accordance with the security situation, officials said. [Photo top right: A truck loaded with supplies enters the Gaza Strip from Israel through the Kerem Shalom Crossing on November 1, 2017. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)].  The army said its recommendation to shutter the crossing, which ordinarily sees hundreds of cargo-bearing trucks pass into Gaza each day, was approved by Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman… The army estimated the damage to Kerem Shalom would cost $9 million to repair. Read the full story.


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