Israel Reopens Two Border Crossings Into Gaza

Israel closed the two crossings after a rocket fired from Gaza landed in Israeli territory on Friday. No casualties or damage were reported.

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Kerem Shalom crossing into the Gaza Strip.
Kerem Shalom crossing into the Gaza Strip.Credit: Eliyahu Hershkovitz
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Israel has reopened two border crossings into the Gaza Strip, a Ministry of Defense spokeswoman said Tuesday.

The decision is expected to bring some relief to the 1.8 million people living in Gaza, who had been sealed off from the outside world as a result of the closure of the Erez and Kerem Shalom crossings at the weekend.

Israel closed the two crossings after a rocket fired from Gaza landed in Israeli territory on Friday. No casualties or damage were reported.

Gaza's border crossing with Egypt, at Rafah, had also been closed following an October 24 suicide bombing in the Sinai peninsula that killed some 30 Egyptian policemen.

The rocket that led to the Erez and Kerem Shalom closures was the second since the end of Israel's 50-day offensive on Gaza militants.

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