Gaza, ALRAY - Israeli occupation authorities announced on Wednesday morning the closure of Karem Abu Salem trade crossing in Rafah in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli minister Moshe Ya’alon said that the decision based on “Security assessments” in a wake of recent escalation in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli radio reported.
“If Israel does not enjoy calmness, there will be no calmness in the Gaza Strip either,” added Ya’alon.
Karam Abu Salem is the only commercial crossing in Gaza, through which goods, humanitarian aids and fuel are partially entered to the people of the Gaza Strip. It is closed on Friday and Saturday of each week by Israeli forces.