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Kerem Shalom Border Crossing
Following IDF effort, Gazan exports of textiles grows by 55%
March 9, 2022
The Unit for Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories has been promoting a policy favoring economic growth for the Gaza Strip.
Israeli Defense Ministry thwarts attempt to smuggle 10,000 bullets into Gaza
February 9, 2022
The ammunition, hidden in a shipment of home goods, was intercepted by security inspectors working at the Kerem Shalom Crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip.
Expert says Gaza seaport in Sinai could boost Strip’s economy, preserve Israel’s security
September 30, 2021
For Palestinians, a seaport represents a key symbol and critical engine for future development, though Hamas continuing to smuggle materials for the production of rockets remains an obstacle, said Asaf Ashar, emeritus research professor at the National Ports and Waterways Institute USA.
Israel allows construction materials, other goods into Gaza Strip
August 18, 2021
Israel went ahead with opening up shipping, despite recent rocket fire from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.
Egypt opens Gaza border for first time since coronavirus outbreak
August 11, 2020
Gaza residents with foreign passports and patients seeking treatment abroad are allowed to pass through the Rafah crossing during its three-day opening.
Israel closes major Gaza crossing amid rising tensions with Hamas
Gadi Golan and Ariel Kahana
August 11, 2020
The move follows a wave of explosives-laden balloons launched into Israel • Israeli Defense Ministry: The closure will not affect the flow of humanitarian aid.
Israel admits shipment of Qatari emergency vehicles into Gaza
December 18, 2019
The 20 new emergency and firefighting vehicles will bolster the region’s small emergency vehicle fleet • IDF neutralizes armed Gaza man attempting to cross into Israel.
Israelis near Gaza border block goods in protest of weekly riots, greenhouse fire
November 11, 2018
Since March, Israel has tightened control of its side of the Gaza border, due to violent riots involving tens of thousands of Gazans on a weekly, and sometimes, daily basis since March 30.
Activists in southern Israel block Kerem Shalom crossing
October 29, 2018
“Enough is enough; we are sick and tired of this!” said Liana Peretz, one of the protest’s organizers, who lives in Kibbutz Kerem Shalom. “The time has come for the government to wake up and do something.”
Defense Ministry orders Gaza border crossings reopened after weaker Friday riots
October 21, 2018
Israel’s Defense Ministry ordered the Kerem Shalom goods crossing and Erez pedestrian crossing from Gaza to Israel to be reopened on Sunday morning, noting a decrease in the amount and severity of riots along the border in recent days.
IDF hits balloon terror cell in Gaza; border crossing may not reopen if violence continues
Nikki Guttman, Lilach Shoval and Daniel Siryoti
July 23, 2018
Six people wounded in the strike, two of them critically, Palestinians say • IDF chief visits spot where Staff Sgt. Aviv Levi was killed Friday on Gaza border • Defense minister: “If life in Israel does not return to normal, neither will life in Gaza.”
AP corrects headline, article: Israel did not shutter crossing
July 18, 2018
Following communication from CAMERA’s Israel office, the Associated Press today corrected a headline that incorrectly stated that Israel shuttered the Kerem Shalom cargo crossing, despite the fact that crossing remains open for food and medication.
Israel suspends fuel deliveries to Gaza as arson terrorism flares up
Lilach Shoval, Dan Lavie and Israel Hayom Staff
July 18, 2018
Deliveries through Kerem Shalom cargo crossing suspended until next week • Move will not impact deliveries of food, medical supplies, Defense Ministry says • Hamas denounces sanctions, says Israel will be held responsible for crimes against Gaza.
Egypt issues ultimatum to Hamas, demanding it halt flaming kites against Israel
July 17, 2018
The harsh words followed Israel’s announcement that it would close the Kerem Shalom crossing to gas and fuel supplies after Hamas launched a rocket into Israel.
Hamas official admits 50 of those killed in Gaza protests members of terror group
May 16, 2018
“In the last rounds of confrontations, if 62 people were martyred, 50 were Hamas and 12 from the people. How can Hamas reap the fruits if it pays such an expensive price?” posed Hamas official Salah Bardawil.
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