Israel reopens Gaza border crossing following Obama visit
IDF says Kerem Shalom crossing, which was closed last week over Gaza rocket fire during U.S. President Barack Obama’s Israel trip, is fully operational • Restrictions imposed on Strip’s fishermen for breach of November truce are still in effect.
The Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff
Israel opened the Gaza border crossing Kerem Shalom after closing it because of rocket fire.
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Israel has fully reopened the Gaza border crossings that were closed following militant rocket fire during U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to the region last week.
The rockets hit the southern Israeli city of Sderot, causing some damage but no injuries. The attack prompted Israel to close the Kerem Shalom crossing, its only border crossing for commercial goods with the coastal territory, and to restrict its only civilian crossing to humanitarian cases only.
Israel also limited the stretch of the sea where Gaza fishermen were allowed to fish.
The Israel Defense Forces confirmed Thursday that the commercial crossing has been re-opened and is now allowing Palestinians with entry permits to cross into Israel through the civilian crossing. It said the fishing restrictions were still in place.
Israel has imposed restrictions on the Gaza Strip after militants fired rockets at Israel, breaching a cease-fire that was brokered between Jerusalem and Hamas and overseen by Egypt in November, following Operation Pillar of Defense.
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