The crossings into Gaza were closed following the shooting at them

Because of their fear of the Kerem Shalom and Erez, the southern command and the mtep temporarily closed the crossings

תאריך: 24/10/2012, 14:33    
מחבר: מערכת אתר צה”ל

In an unusual step due to the security situation in the South, it was decided that the Kerem Shalom and Erez crossings will not open today (Wednesday). Dozens of mortar and rockets fired in the last 24 hours from the Gaza Strip struck near the crossings, and endanger their workers. Therefore, the fuel will not be transferred to Qatar the Kerem Shalom crossing to the Gaza Strip. Qatari gas, which already in transition Nitzana and was supposed to go to the Gaza Strip will be transferred at a later date.

Deciding that following the incessant gunfire and concern for human life, closed the crossings into the Gaza Strip, following the assessment by the southern command and coordinator of government activities in the occupied territories against the backdrop of the recent events in the Gaza Strip. At the same time, global warming, cut just yesterday were transferred from Israel to the Gaza Strip 320 trucks containing goods and 145 tons. The trucks passed into Gaza through Kerem Shalom crossing in coordination Director of the Gaza coordination and liaison.

Also, as part of a trend of strengthening economy of Gaza, carried out this week for the first time in five years, export of spices into overseas markets.  Exporting the spices came to agricultural exports of peppers, tomatoes, strawberries and flowers. Prior to exporting its dead Gaza City walkthroughs and export spices, fruits and vegetables and the goods reviewed by the supervisory unit of the Ministry of agriculture. Kerem Shalom crossing make merchandise pass inspection in chilled conditions in order for merchandise not be reduced.

Translated from Hebrew