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Israel Reopens Kerem Shalom Crossing for Gaza Aid

Wed 08 May 2024 | 11:49 AM
Israa Farhan

Israel reopened the Kerem Shalom crossing on Wednesday morning after it was closed on Sunday following Hamas firing rockets at a military site nearby.

According to Reuters, the crossing has been reopened, with trucks already undergoing inspection to enter Gaza from Egypt.

White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre announced on Tuesday that the US had been informed that the Kerem Shalom crossing would reopen on Wednesday.

The military wing of Hamas had claimed responsibility for launching rockets at a military site near the Kerem Shalom crossing.

The Israeli army announced the deaths of three soldiers due to the attack, stating that the rockets were launched from the nearby Rafah area.

The Kerem Shalom crossing, located at the border between Israel, Gaza, and Egypt, is a vital lifeline for the Gaza Strip.

It serves as the primary entry point for goods and humanitarian aid into Gaza, including food, fuel, and medical supplies.