Israel Enables Increased Imports at Gaza Border Crossing

(Jerusalem Post) Ben Hartman - The recent transfer of traffic from the Karni border crossing to the nearby Kerem Shalom crossing will enable greater security for Israeli personnel and allow Gaza to import more materials more efficiently than before, Maj.-Gen. Eitan Dangot, Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), said Tuesday. Dangot said Karni "is a very popular target of Hamas." "Each time we open Karni twice a week, we would deploy thousands of soldiers to secure the lives of people on our side. As a result of these security threats, we had to move the operations to Kerem Shalom."

2011-03-09 00:00:00

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