Kerem Shalom closed, travel via Erez restricted

Closed due to attacks in northern Sinai. Kerem Shalom. Photo by Gisha

Closed due to attacks in northern Sinai. Kerem Shalom. Photo by Gisha

July 1, 2015. The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) announced via its official Twitter account that due to the recent escalation in the West Bank, Ramadan family visits from the West Bank to Gaza are cancelled.

At the same time, the security establishment has also decided (Hebrew) to close the Kerem Shalom crossing, the only commercial crossing between Gaza and Israel, due to recent attacks in northern Sinai. The crossing operated as usual until 11:00 a.m. today. Given the security situation, the security establishment also closed the Nitzana border crossing with Egypt.