Israeli occupation closes Beit Hanoun crossing with Gaza
The Israeli occupation has closed off the only crossing for individuals and link between the Gaza Strip and occupied Palestinian territories.
The Israeli occupation authorities announced on Saturday morning that starting Sunday, the Beit Hanoun checkpoint will be closed off to Palestinian workers and merchants until further notice, under the pretext of responding to the firing of rockets from the Strip.
This was announced by the Coordinator of Israeli Government Activities in the Occupied Territories, Ghassan Alyan, following a session of security deliberations, held last night by the Chief of Staff of the Israeli Army Aviv Kochavi.
The Israeli occupation stated that the decision of reopening the checkpoint will be taken after an assessment of the situation in Gaza.
Last night, Palestinians in Gaza fired three rockets, one of which crossed the separation fence.
The Beit Hanoun "Erez" crossing is the only crossing for individuals between Gaza and the occupied Palestinian territories, as the Strip has been under an Israeli blockade for more than 15 years.
On Thursday, an explosion was heard in the central governorate of the Gaza Strip.
On Friday evening, dozens of Palestinian children suffocated following an attack by the Israeli occupation forces during a leisure event west of Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank.
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Since the beginning of Ramadan, the occupied Palestinian cities have witnessed security threats as a result of the repeated attacks by the occupation forces against the Palestinians in different areas.
It is noteworthy that the Israeli occupation forces fired heavy rubber bullets at worshipers in Al-Aqsa Mosque yesterday, and threw tear gas canisters at them from drones in the courtyards, during a march that came out in support of Al-Aqsa Mosque.