Photo: Yoav Zitun
Erez Crossing
Photo: Yoav Zitun

Hamas closes Gaza border following assassination

In effort to stop Mazan Fukha's killers from fleeing the strip, Hamas closes down all exit avenues until further notice.

Hamas closed the border crossing between the Gaza Strip in Israel on Sunday morning in the wake of the assassination of one of its commanders, Mazan Fukha.



As a result of the closing, neither Palestinians nor international representatives are allowed in or out of the strip.


The crossing, which controlled by Hamas and situated after the Israeli Erez Crossing, will be closed until further notice, according to a statement by the Hamas Interior Ministry.


Photo: Avi Rokach
Photo: Avi Rokach


All other exit points from the Gaza Strip have also been closed in an effort to make it harder on Fukha's assassins or their accomplices to leave the strip.


The Rafah border crossing, which connects the strip with Egypt, will also be closed by Hamas—even if Egypt decides to open it—while fishermen are barred from going out the sea.


The only crossing that remains open is Kerem Shalom between Israel and Gaza, where only goods are allowed to pass.


פרסום ראשון: 03.26.17, 11:31
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