Tel Aviv to close Karam Abu Salem Gaza-Israel crossing

MENA , Monday 6 Aug 2012

Occupation authorities announce plans to close Karam Abu Salem crossing between Israel and southern Gaza Strip on Monday in wake of Sunday's border attacks on Egyptian soldiers

Karam Abou Salem crossing
File photo: Karam Abou Salem crossing (Photo: Reuters)

Following two attacks near Egypt's border with the besieged Gaza Strip, Israeli occupation forces on Sunday evening declared their intention to close the Karam Abu Salem border crossing between Israel and the southern Gaza Strip on Monday.

Ra'ed Fotouh, coordinator of the Egyptian committee devoted to the entry of commercial goods into the Gaza Strip, reported that Israeli officials had informed him that the crossing would be closed until further notice in the wake of Sunday's border attacks.

The Israeli media, meanwhile, has reported that Israeli occupation forces had killed three would-be infiltrators who had attempted to breach the crossing following the attacks.

Eyewitnesses have reported seeing Israeli armoured vehicles east of the Karam Abu Salem region and west of the Gaza Airport, which, they say, fired a series of artillery shells in the direction of the southern Gaza Strip. 

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