Israel reopens border crossings on Gaza Strip

“Kerem Shalom and Erez were reopened this morning and are operating as normal,” the Israeli military said in a statement, as quoted by AFP. (File photo: AFP)

Israel’s military reopened the Gaza Strip’s two border crossings on Wednesday, which had been closed after militants fired rockets over the border.

“Kerem Shalom and Erez were reopened this morning and are operating as normal,” the military said in a statement, as quoted by AFP.

Kerem Shalom is the crossing for all commercial goods into the Gaza Strip, while Erez is used for travellers.

Earlier this week, militants fired five rockets over the Israeli border, according to AFP.

Three of the rockets caused no harm, but provoked retaliatory air strikes by Israel’s air force, which were also harmless.

The other two rockets were intercepted by Israel’s air-defense system, known as the Iron Dome.

The rockets had been fired by Jihadist militants after a dispute with Hamas, according to Israeli military officials.

(With AFP)

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