Gaza, ALRAY - Israeli occupation forces closed on Wednesday the Kerem Shalom commercial crossing in the southern Gaza Strip, for the second day in a row.
The Presidential Committee for the Coordination of the Entry of Goods reported that Israeli side informed them on Tuesday of the decision to continue closing Kerem Shalom crossing on Wednesday.
Israeli occupation authorities have closed on Tuesday Kerem Shalom crossing southern Gaza and Erez crossing northern Gaza without prior notice.
The source explained that Israel returned the goods intended for export from Kerem Shalom crossing, and removed the workers from the only commercial crossing of the sector.
Israeli army decided to close the crossing and took strict security measures on the borders of the Gaza Strip, claiming fear of the resistance's response to the arrest of the leader of the Islamic Jihad Movement Bassam Al-Saadi in Jenin camp on Monday evening.
Following the arrest of Al-Saadi, the Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Jihad Movement, announced the mobilization and raising the readiness of their mujahideen, and the operational combat units.
Israeli occupation army announced the closure of roads and axes along the area near the borders of the Gaza Strip, the closure of the Zkim beach, the cessation of train traffic between Ashkelon and Sderot, and the closure of the Erez checkpoint in front of workers.
Special forces raided Sheikh Bassam Al-Saadi's house using a white commercial bus carrying a Palestinian registration plate. They stormed the house after besieging it from all sides, and arrested Sheikh Bassam from the backyard after assaulting him and shooting police dogs at him.