Roads to Gaza Closed Again After Shelling

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The access roads to the Gaza Strip have been closed again by Israel after settlements on those roads, Kerem Shalom and Erez, were hit with missiles.

 

The access roads to those villages had been opened earlier in the day to allow humanitarian aid to pass through.

According to the Palestinian authorities, the access roads would remain open between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Kerem Shalom mainly brought goods to Gaza, and Erez allowed foreigners to go outside. At Erez, a 19-year-old man was injured in such a missile attack, according to local media.

Missile attacks in other parts of Israel have killed two people from Thailand. The two work in the Eshkol region, which borders the Gaza Strip.

Egypt, meanwhile, has opened its borders with the Gaza Strip to provide medical supplies and food. These include respirators, oxygen tanks and needles. Injured people from the Gaza Strip can go to Egypt for treatment. Fifty ambulances are ready for this. There are nine hundred beds available. Israeli bombing destroyed the only corona testing point in the Gaza Strip.

Egyptian President Abdulah Fatah Al-Sisi has announced that his country is making available about € 409 million for the reconstruction of Gaza, where hundreds of buildings have been destroyed by Israeli bombs. Germany has pledged EUR 40 million to support civilians in Gaza. Minister of Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas wants more humanitarian aid for the residents in the area closed off by Israel.

Violence between Israel and Hamas flared up last week because of riots over the deportation of Palestinians, who have to make way for Jewish settlers in Jerusalem. Since then, at least 212 people in the Gaza Strip have been killed by Israeli bombs and 12 people in Israel by Hamas rockets.

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