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News and updates about Kerem Shalom Crossing

Via Kerem Shalom:

IDF facilitates passage of patients from Gaza to Egypt and abroad

As part of efforts to alleviate and strengthen the healthcare system and the medical response to civilian population in Gaza, IDF and COGAT facilitate passage of 68 sick and injured children from the Gaza Strip.

IDF facilitates passage of patients from Gaza to Egypt and abroad

PM, Defense Minister were not informed of IDF announcement

Political source says PM Netanyahu was surprised by IDF announcement of 11-hour 'tactical pauses' every day near Kerem Shalom Crossing.

PM, Defense Minister were not informed of IDF announcement

Near crossing

IDF announces daily 'tactical pauses' of military activity

Spokesperson's Unit says pause will take place every day from 8 am-7 pm along the road leading from the Kerem Shalom Crossing to the Salah al-Din Road.

IDF announces daily 'tactical pauses' of military activity

'We miss you'

Family holds birthday party for hostage - at Gaza border crossing

Zvika Mor, father of hostage Eitan Mor, who is held in Gaza, celebrates his son's birthday at the Kerem Shalom Crossing, asks truck drivers to bring food to his son.

Family holds birthday party for hostage - at Gaza border crossing

In conversation with Biden:

Egyptian President agrees to release Gaza aid via Israel

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi agrees to allow humanitarian aid to Gaza to enter via Kerem Shalom crossing instead of Rafah crossing.

Egyptian President agrees to release Gaza aid via Israel

IDF soldier wounded by rocket fire in southern Israel

Following the sirens that sounded earlier in the day in the area of Shlomit, eight launches were identified crossing from the area of Rafah into the area of Kerem Shalom.

IDF soldier wounded by rocket fire in southern Israel

Arabs who came to work at Kerem Shalom accidentally shot by IDF

The IDF says it is looking into the incident where IDF soldiers accidentally fired at Palestinian Arab workers who were traveling to work at the Gazan side of the Kerem Shalom Crossing.

Arabs who came to work at Kerem Shalom accidentally shot by IDF

Watch:

Aid trucks pass through Kerem Shalom Crossing after it reopens

Kerem Shalom Crossing was re-opened for the entry of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip.

Aid trucks pass through Kerem Shalom Crossing after it reopens

Due to US pressure:

Following attack which killed four: Israel reopens Gaza crossing

IDF announces reopening of Kerem Shalom Crossing to humanitarian aid - days after a Hamas missile barrage left four soldiers dead and ten injured.

Following attack which killed four: Israel reopens Gaza crossing

Egyptian source:

Hamas fire on Kerem Shalom harmed talks for ceasefire

Egypt working to prevent escalation in tensions between Hamas and Israel, source says.

Hamas fire on Kerem Shalom harmed talks for ceasefire

Three soldiers killed in mortar strike on Kerem Shalom

An additional 11 people were wounded as a result of the barrage and were taken for treatment at the Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva.

Three soldiers killed in mortar strike on Kerem Shalom

Gallant to Blinken:

'Determined to bring back the hostages, ready to go into Rafah'

The Defense Minister and US Secretary of State toured Kibbutz Nir Oz and the Kerem Shalom Crossing and discussed the hostage negotiations and humanitarian aid efforts.

'Determined to bring back the hostages, ready to go into Rafah'

After Netanyahu-Biden call:

Cabinet approves increased humanitarian aid to Gaza

Israel to allow the temporary delivery of humanitarian aid through Ashdod and the Erez Crossing and the increase of Jordanian aid through Kerem Shalom.

Cabinet approves increased humanitarian aid to Gaza

Aid To Gaza:

Violent protest at the 'Kerem Shalom' crossing; 3 arrested

Police forces prevented demonstrators from blocking the aid trucks to Gaza. Three demonstrators were arrested after they interfered with police activity at the crossing.

Violent protest at the 'Kerem Shalom' crossing; 3 arrested

At the Kerem Shalom Crossing:

Police remove protesters - and aid trucks enter Gaza

Dozens of police officers operate at Gaza border crossings, removing protesters who blocked aid trucks from entering Gaza; seven protesters arrested.

Police remove protesters - and aid trucks enter Gaza

Soldiers beat anti-Gaza aid protesters

Minor protesters demonstrating against allowing humanitarian aid to reach Gaza suffered physical injury and property damage.

Soldiers beat anti-Gaza aid protesters

Watch:

Protesters prevent aid from entering Gaza

Dozens of protesters demonstrate at Kerem Shalom and Nitzana crossings, blocking aid trucks from entering Gaza. 'No aid until the last of the hostages returns.'

Protesters prevent aid from entering Gaza

Protestors sleep in tents outside Gaza crossing

Activists protesting entry of aid trucks into Gaza while Hamas continues t hold over 100 hostages sleep next to Kerem Shalom crossing overnight.

Protestors sleep in tents outside Gaza crossing

Rabbi Dee:

'I am proud of my son for supporting the hostages'

After his son was detained while protesting aid trucks entering the Gaza Strip, Rabbi Leo Dee says he understands why people go to protests. 'They are doing everything they can.'

'I am proud of my son for supporting the hostages'

Watch:

Mounted police trample protester at Gaza border

Footage obtained by Arutz Sheva shows police pushing and choking young protesters.

Mounted police trample protester at Gaza border

Bereaved son & brother detained at Gaza crossing

Large numbers of police officers prevent protesters from reaching crossing, ensure trucks carrying humanitarian aid enter Gaza.

Bereaved son & brother detained at Gaza crossing

Kerem Shalom crossing:

Ten arrested protesting aid trucks to Gaza

Protesters arrested during a protest at Kerem Shalom border crossing, against the entry of aid trucks into Gaza. Arrested protesters were taken to police station in Netivot.

Ten arrested protesting aid trucks to Gaza

At the Nitzana Crossing:

Trucks carrying aid blocked from entering Gaza

Hundreds of protesters arrived at Kerem Shalom on Tuesday morning, aiming to stop humanitarian aid from entering Gaza. 'No logic in passing aid directly to Hamas terrorists.'

Trucks carrying aid blocked from entering Gaza

After protesters were stopped:

129 trucks cross into Gaza through Kerem Shalom

After police managed to prevent protesters from blocking aid trucks, 129 crossed the border to deliver aid. Another 97 trucks entered the Strip through the Rafah Crossing.

129 trucks cross into Gaza through Kerem Shalom

IDF reservist violently arrested at anti-aid protest

The reservist was one of 13 individuals arrested while demanding that the government block shipments of aid into the Gaza Strip.

IDF reservist violently arrested at anti-aid protest

Leader of anti-aid protest arrested at Gaza border

Sima Hasson, leader of the struggle to end aid to Gaza and mother of two IDF soldiers, is arrested at the Kerem Shalom Crossing.

Leader of anti-aid protest arrested at Gaza border

After protests at site:

Kerem Shalom Crossing declared closed military zone

Following protests against humanitarian aid to Gaza, Commander of IDF's Southern Command declares Kerem Shalom Crossing to be closed military zone.

Kerem Shalom Crossing declared closed military zone

Despite attempts to stop them:

Demonstrators block Gaza crossing

Demonstrators against the supply of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip say the IDF is preventing them from reaching the Kerem Shalom Crossing after they blocked it last week.

Demonstrators block Gaza crossing

Hostage’s sister-in-law:

'If you send trucks to Hamas, I'll lie on the road'

Tzofit Libman, sister-in-law of hostage Elyakim Libman, screamed at policemen during a demonstration: “My brother-in-law was kidnapped. We don’t know if he is alive, and you are sending trucks into Gaza?”

'If you send trucks to Hamas, I'll lie on the road'

'Don't aid the enemy!'

Dozens block Gaza border crossing

Protesters, including bereaved families and families of hostages, are preventing aid trucks from entering the Gaza Strip.

Dozens block Gaza border crossing

Families of hostages attempt to block aid into Gaza

Dozens attend protest march near Kerem Shalom Crossing, aiming to stop trucks from bringing humanitarian aid into Gaza. 'Unthinkable.'

Families of hostages attempt to block aid into Gaza

Former UN Amb.: 'Increase the force, be less humanitarian'

MK Danny Danon calls on Israel to clarify red line to the US. 'Trucks entering Gaza through Kerem Shalom are a mistake and wrong.'

Former UN Amb.: 'Increase the force, be less humanitarian'

Cabinet approves:

Humanitarian aid to enter Gaza through Kerem Shalom crossing

Cabinet cites "urgent security need" to increase the number of aid trucks entering Gaza in approving the move.

Humanitarian aid to enter Gaza through Kerem Shalom crossing

'Opening Kerem Shalom Crossing an ethical & diplomatic failure'

MK Liberman slams government for agreeing to open Kerem Shalom. 'Hamas terrorists came through this crossing to massacre Israelis.'

'Opening Kerem Shalom Crossing an ethical & diplomatic failure'

US official:

'Israel agreed to open Kerem Shalom border crossing'

US official says Israel has agreed to open Kerem Shalom crossing but only for screening of humanitarian aid delivered via Rafah crossing.

'Israel agreed to open Kerem Shalom border crossing'

Cleared for publication:

Terrorists released in Shalit deal involved in arms smuggling

Two terrorists involved in shipping explosives over the border with Gaza were released in the 2011 prisoner swap.

Terrorists released in Shalit deal involved in arms smuggling

Gaza fishing zone expanded, Kerem Shalom crossing reopens

Following a security assessment, Israel announces additional relief measures for Gaza.

Gaza fishing zone expanded, Kerem Shalom crossing reopens

Hamas warns of military response

Hamas spokesman says Palestinian "resistance groups" would not agree to a continued policy of a siege on Gaza.

Hamas warns of military response

Kerem Shalom crossing with Gaza to be closed

Kerem Shalom crossing to be closed starting Tuesday morning due to the firing of incendiary balloons from Gaza.

Kerem Shalom crossing with Gaza to be closed

Smuggling attempt thwarted at Kerem Shalom crossing

Crossing Authority locates and confiscates shipment containing hundreds of tactical flashlights intended to enter Gaza.

Smuggling attempt thwarted at Kerem Shalom crossing

Gaza crossings to remain closed

Gaza crossings, closed Tuesday due to rockets to remain closed 'until further notice.'

Gaza crossings to remain closed

Smuggling of antique coins from Gaza foiled

Security inspectors at Gaza crossing discover ancient coins in truck with textile imports.

Smuggling of antique coins from Gaza foiled

Israel to reopen crossings to Gaza

Erez and Kerem Shalom crossings to Gaza will open after being shut down following rocket fire.

Israel to reopen crossings to Gaza

Otzma Yehudit activists block Gaza crossing

Truck driver headed to Gaza attempted to stab protesters, Otzma Yehudit activists claim. Driver in turn says activists beat him.

Otzma Yehudit activists block Gaza crossing

Israel opens Gaza crossings despite rocket fire

Israel reopens Kerem Shalom and Erez crossings as part of Egypt-brokered truce, despite firing of 5 rockets overnight.

Israel opens Gaza crossings despite rocket fire

Hamas takes control of Gaza goods crossing with Israel

Hamas expels PA administrators from Kerem Shalom Crossing, seizing control of primary goods crossing.

Hamas takes control of Gaza goods crossing with Israel

Facebook live from Erez Crossing

IDF Gaza Coordination and Liaison Administration head broadcasts live from Erez crossing answering questions from Gaza web-surfers.

Facebook live from Erez Crossing

Watch: Israel still transferring fuel to Gaza

Despite the rocket attacks, Israel continues to allow entry of fuel and other materials into Gaza via Kerem Shalom crossing this morning.

Watch: Israel still transferring fuel to Gaza

Protesters shut down Gaza crossing

Watch: Israeli protesters group block Kerem Shalom crossing to Gaza, barring delivery of supplies to protest wave of rocket attacks.

Protesters shut down Gaza crossing

Liberman opens Gaza border crossings

After what was defined as a significant decrease in violent incidents along Gaza border, DM instructs Erez, Kerem Shalom crossings opened.

Liberman opens Gaza border crossings

Liberman orders closing of Gaza crossings

Erez and Kerem Shalom crossings to be closed following rocket attack on Be'er Sheva.

Liberman orders closing of Gaza crossings

UN chief welcomes opening of Kerem Shalom crossing

Antonio Guterres welcomes Israel's decision to reopen Kerem Shalom crossing, calls for support for UN efforts to achieve calm.

UN chief welcomes opening of Kerem Shalom crossing

Liberman grants concessions to Gaza

Defense Minister to re-open Kerem Shalom Crossing, expand Gaza fishing zone after 2 days with no terror attacks from Gaza.

Liberman grants concessions to Gaza

Liberman bans fuel shipments to Gaza

Defense Minister bans entry of gas and fuel into Gaza as long as arson terrorism against the south continues.

Liberman bans fuel shipments to Gaza

Israel to reopen Gaza crossing Tuesday if 'calm' maintained

Defense Minister says Kerem Shalom crossing will reopen 'if today and tomorrow situation continues as it was yesterday.'

Israel to reopen Gaza crossing Tuesday if 'calm' maintained

Hamas: Israel's actions will have 'grave consequences'

Hamas warns Israel following decision to reduce the transfer of fuel and gas through the Kerem Shalom crossing.

Hamas: Israel's actions will have 'grave consequences'

EU demands Israel reopen crossing to Gaza

EU criticizes Israel for closing Kerem Shalom crossing to Gaza, which was closed due to the continued arson terror.

EU demands Israel reopen crossing to Gaza

Raising pressure on Hamas:

Israel closes Gaza border crossing

Israel closes Kerem Shalom crossing, won't extend expansion of Gaza fishing zone.

Israel closes Gaza border crossing

Israel’s UN Ambassador:

'Every casualty of recent violence a victim of Hamas war crimes'

Danon ahead of Security Council meeting: 'Embassy just latest in series of Palestinian excuses for violence against Israel.'

'Every casualty of recent violence a victim of Hamas war crimes'

Netanyahu:

'Hamas wants to destroy us - we will act with determination'

Kerem Shalom Crossing was again set on fire tonight by Hamas terrorists. IDF responds against Hamas targets.

'Hamas wants to destroy us - we will act with determination'