Israel: Border crossings in Gaza will remain closed until April 12

According to the Israeli Public Broadcasting Organization (KAN), Defense Minister Yoav Gallant has decided to extend the closure of some streets and crossing points in the West Bank and border gates in Gaza, which will end tonight, until the end of Passover (April 12) for security reasons.

Gallant also instructed the army to join the police units to ensure security.

The decision taken by the Minister of Defense also includes the cancellation of the permits given for the month of Ramadan.

In the event that Israel decides to close, the border gates of Kerm Ebu Salim, where commercial goods are entered into Gaza, and Beit Hanun (Erez), which is used for passenger crossing, are closed.

6 of 7 border crossings in Gaza Strip are under Israeli control

In the West Bank, some crossing points and streets passing through Jewish settlements are closed, and work permits given to Palestinian workers within Israel are frozen.

Special permits for Ramadan, on the other hand, allow women, children and elderly residents of the West Bank to enter Israel.

In the besieged Gaza Strip, where more than two million Palestinians live, 6 out of 7 border crossings are under Israeli control and one by Egypt.

The Israeli administration closed the Karadere Border Gate, which the army forces used for entry and exit, in 2005, and the other 3 gates in 2007. Israel currently allows the operation of Kerm Abu Salim for the passage of commercial goods and the Beit Hanoun Border Crossing for the passage of passengers.

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