by News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff
Border cargo crossing shuttered for second time in as many weeks • Defense Ministry stresses measure will not affect humanitarian aid deliveries
Fuel trucks at the Kerem Shalom border crossing between
Israel and GazaIllustration: AFP
The Defense Ministry said Wednesday that it was temporarily suspending the delivery of petroleum fuels to the Gaza Strip in response to the Palestinians' ongoing arson terrorism campaign.
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman issued a statement Wednesday saying that the Kerem Shalom border crossing, the main cargo terminal linking Israel and Gaza, would be closed, and no deliveries of fuel would be permitted.
This is the second time in as many weeks that the crossing has been shuttered.
The Defense Ministry stressed that the measure will not affect the delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza.
Liberman said the decision to terminate fuel supplies to Gaza stems from the "continued terror of flaming balloons and friction on the border."
News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff
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