Israeli authorities opened Kerem Shalom trade crossing on Monday, to allow the entry of 560 truckloads of goods and fuel to the Gaza Strip.Chairman of the Coordination Committee for the entry of goods, Raed Fattouh, said that the trucks are loaded with goods for trade, agricultural, transportation and aid sectors.

Fattouh stated, according to Al Ray, that ‘the occupation will allow the entry of 150 truckloads of gravels for the Qatar projects’, noting that 99 trucks loaded with cement and gravel and iron for construction of international projects will also enter.

Fattouh says that the occupation will also soon allow quantities of fuel to be pumped.

Kerem Shalom is the only commercial crossing through which goods and fuel enter the Gaza Strip. Israeli authorities close it every Friday and Saturday. On other days, it works to less than half capacity.

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