Tag Archives: crossings

Political blackmail to put collaborators in charge: Rafah closed until Abbas back in control, says ambassador

Middle East Monitor | Sept 23, 2013 The Palestinian ambassador in Cairo has said that the Rafah crossing will be kept closed until the “legitimate” Palestinian Authority is back in control in Gaza and President Mahmoud Abbas’s guard can be posted on the border. “Hamas is requested to reconsider its account with Egypt and the […]

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90% of infrastructure projects in Gaza stopped due to closure of (all) crossings

[ PIC 12/07/2013 – 02:17 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– The Palestinian government in Gaza confirmed the suspension of works in 90 per cent of infrastructure projects, implemented by Gaza municipalities, due to the closure of the crossings. Minister of Local Government in Gaza, Dr. Mohammed Al-Farra said in a press release on Thursday that these […]

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Israeli occupation continues to close Gaza crossings

[ PIC 29/04/2013 – 07:30 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) retained the closure of Gaza crossings on Monday and cancelled visits by relatives of Gaza prisoners for the same reason. Raed Fattuh, the head of the committee supervising the entry of goods into Gaza, told Quds Press that the IOA informed […]

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Israel closes Gaza crossings (Again)

GO TO LIVE BLOG | Full list: All documented Israeli violations of the cease-fire [ PIC 08/04/2013 – 08:04 AM ] RAFAH, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) closed the Beit Hanun (Erez) and Karm Abu Salem crossings on Monday in reprisal to the alleged firing of a missile from Gaza on Sunday evening. The […]

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Israel extends collective punishment with closure of Abu Salem and Beit Hanoun crossings

[ PIC 24/03/2013 – 04:23 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) decided to extend the closure of Karam Abu Salem and Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossings for several days for security reasons and at the pretext of the Jewish holidays. Ra’ed Fattouh, chief coordinator of the commercial traffic at Gaza crossings, said the […]

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Jordan Crossing Heats Up

PNN – Palestine News Network – 14.07.11 – 10:39 By Daoud Kuttab – The religious men and women patiently clutching their water jugs on July 10, waiting in line at the Israeli border crossing looked like the average Palestinian. They had been to Mecca for Umra, the lesser pilgrimage to the Muslim holy places. King […]

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EU commissioner calls for ‘immediate,’ opening of Gaza Crossings

Published April 18, 2011 10:07 Georgieva visits a school in the West Bank [MaanImages/Georgieva, HO] GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva called for the “immediate, sustained and unconditional opening of crossings for the flow of humanitarian aid, commercial goods and persons,” following her trip to the coastal enclave Tuesday. It was a message […]

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Gaza private sector asks EU to demand opening of crossings

[ 10/05/2011 – 07:03 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Representatives of the private sector in the Gaza Strip asked the European Union to help in upgrading the Karm Abu Salem crossing and to demand opening of Mintar crossing. Ali Al-Hayek, the chairman of the businessmen society in the Strip, reviewed with an EU delegation on Tuesday […]

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UN worried over Gaza crossing closure

Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:14AM A Gazan carrying UNRWA aid food (file photo) The UN says Israel has kept a commercial crossing into the besieged Gaza Strip shut for the seventh straight day, raising serious concerns over shortage of essential supplies in the besieged coastal enclave. The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which provides […]

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2 million flowers in Gaza to rot if crossings not opened

[ 12/04/2011 – 05:59 PM ]   GAZA, (PIC)– Heads of the flower and berry societies, agricultural relief workers and farmers met on Tuesday to discuss the impacts of Israel’s closure of Gaza crossings on the export of wild flowers and berries to foreign markets. Two million flowers are stored in refrigerators waiting to be […]

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In Cairo, Hamas calls for open crossings

March 29, 2011 GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A delegation of Hamas leaders from Gaza are in Cairo this week, and told reporters at a news conference at the Press Syndicate office Tuesday that the party did not seek to interfere with Egyptian security. The strength of Cairo is strength for the Palestinian cause, Hamas politburo […]

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European campaign welcomes UNHRC decision to open Gaza crossings

26/03/2011 – 04:49 PM BRUSSELS, (PIC)– The European campaign to end the siege on Gaza has said a recently passed decision by the UN Human Rights Council to open Gaza’s crossings will ”lose importance” if left unenforced. ”Although it has come late, it came in the right direction, and it requires active pursuit of its […]

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Israel seals off Gaza crossings

PressTV –  Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:19PM |Ashraf Shannon, Press TV, Gaza The Tel Aviv regime closed all crossings with Gaza for alleged security reasons as Israel celebrated Jewish holiday of Purim. Israel and neighboring Egypt shut down Gaza’s crossings in June 2006, and tightened the blockade when Hamas took control of Gaza a year […]

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As Israel Celebrate Purim, Palestine Placed Under Siege

Friday March 18, 2011 07:04 by IMEMC & Agencies The Israeli army enforced a full closure on the occupied territories as Israel and its West Bank settlers celebrate the Purim holiday. Effective Thursday midnight until midnight Monday, the occupied territories will be under full closure and siege. The decision was made by Israeli Defense Minister, […]

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Karni crossing closure defended by Israel as ‘good for security and Gaza imports’ at PS.HADNEWS.COM

Posted by gazasolidarity on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 8:55 am. Israel trying to defend the indefensible. The closure of the Karni crossing – the main route into Gaza for heavy vehicle – will increase the amount and cost of aid that can reach the Strip. The recent transfer of traffic at the Karni border […]

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