Kerem Shalom and Erez Crossing resume standard operations

The marketing of 200 tons of produce from the Gaza Strip in the West Bank was blocked. Kerem Shalom. Picture: Eman Mohammed

The marketing of 200 tons of produce from the Gaza Strip in the West Bank was blocked. Kerem Shalom. Picture: Eman Mohammed

June 8, 2015. Kerem Shalom Crossing, the sole commercial crossing for the transfer of goods to and from Gaza, resumed standard operations today. The crossing, controlled by Israel, was closed yesterday following rocket fire from the Strip into Israel on Saturday. Due to the closing of the crossing, the marketing of 200 tons of produce from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank, Israel and Saudi Arabia was delayed until today.

Travel at Erez Crossing, the only operational crossing to the Strip for the movement of people, also returned to standard operations today. Yesterday, the crossing worked in a restricted format, and only 210 people traveled from Gaza to Israel or the West Bank, 160 of them medical patients and their companions, in comparison to an average of 611 people traveling per day during the month of May.