Israel Eyes Kerem Shalom as Main Gaza Crossing

[Jerusalem Post] Yaakov Katz - With the Karni and Rafah crossings closed since Hamas' takeover of Gaza, Israel's Defense Ministry is expanding the Kerem Shalom terminal, which it plans to turn into the primary pedestrian and cargo entry point into Gaza. High-ranking defense officials said Wednesday that Israel did not plan to allow Rafah to reopen under Hamas control. In the meantime, the officials said that Egypt was cooperating with Israel and had shut down its side of the Rafah border terminal, denying Hamas members the ability to leave Gaza.

2007-07-26 01:00:00

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