Israel closes Erez crossing in reaction to rocket fire

by Muizat Hameed

Israel has shut down the Erez crossing and banned fishing off the Palestinian coastal in the north of the besieged Gaza strip.

The closure of the crossing was as a result of the missile attack from the occupied strip into Israel.

Coordinator of Israeli Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), Kamil Abu Rukun, disclosed that, “The Erez crossing will close on Monday and until a further announcement.”

He added that the Fishing area in Gaza would reduce by 6 nautical miles.

Consequently, Nizar Ayyash, the head of Gaza’s fishermen union has released an order for a reduction in the enclave’s fishing area from 15 nautical miles to 6 miles.

Kamil also added that, “The Kerem Shalom crossing, a passage for goods will shut down except for the passage of vital humanitarian equipment.”

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