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Israel closes checkpoint for people on Gaza Strip's border

There is no information on how long the checkpoint won't work
14:19, 19 August 2018

Deutsche Welle

Israel has closed the checkpoint for people on Erez crossing with Gaza Strip. Deutsche Welle reports this with a reference to the words of the Representative of the Israel Ministry of Defense.  

It is noted that since now the Ezer crossing can only be used for the transport of humanitarian aid and medical assistance. For people, it is closed for an unknown period of time.  

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The information is confirmed by the Representative of Israel Ministry of Defense, as well as by the Civil Affairs Department of the Palestinian Authority in Gaza. 

It is recalled that the checkpoint was closed against the backdrop of a worsening situation on the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip over the past few months. 

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It should be recalled that clashes occurred due to the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, as a result of the clashes, dozens of Palestinians deceased.  

As it was reported earlier, the Army of Israel conducted two bombardments of the Gaza Strip, as a result of which two people suffered. After some time, the Gaza Strip launched about 150 missiles at Israel. 

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