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Israel resumes Gaza crossing after ceasefire takes effect – Middle East monitor

Israel reopened the Kerem Shalom commercial crossing today after ending a three-day bombing campaign against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip last night. truce Intermediate by Egypt.

according to Wafa Correspondents said several trucks transported fuel to the Gaza Strip after seven days of forced closure of checkpoints.

More trucks loaded with food and needed humanitarian and medical aid are expected to re-enter Gaza today.

Israel tightened its stifling siege in the Gaza Strip over the past three days after arresting Islamic Jihad leaders Bassam al-Saadi Raid on the occupied West Bank on 1 August.

Two crossings from Israel to Gaza, including the Erez crossing, were closed for four days before Israeli shelling of the Gaza Strip from Friday to Sunday.

read: Israel demolished 1,500 homes in Gaza

According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, 44 Palestinians, including 15 children and 4 women, were killed during the bombing campaign. It added that another 360 people were injured.

About 2.3 million Palestinians live in the tiny Gaza Strip. They are barely able to leave the country to look for work abroad and have been weighed down by 15 years of labor. siege imposed by Israel. Additionally, since 2008, the occupying power has launched four major military offensives against the mostly civilian population. Gaza also borders Egypt, which imposes its own restrictions on crossing the Rafah crossing.



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https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20220808-israel-reopens-gaza-crossing-after-ceasefire-takes-effect/ Israel resumes Gaza crossing after ceasefire takes effect – Middle East monitor

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