Gaza, 27 Muharram 1438/28 October 2016 (MINA) – The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) on Thursday morning decided to reduce the number of cargo trucks allowed to enter the besieged Gaza Strip through the Karam Abu Salem crossing to 340 vehicles per day.
Ra’ed Abul-Fotouh, head of the civil authority that coordinates the entry of goods to Gaza, said the Israeli authorities informed the Palestinian side of its intention to decrease the number of trucks crossing into Gaza every day, without providing an explanation for its decision, the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported.
About 350 cargo trucks used to enter Gaza through the crossing almost every day, but now 250 trucks carrying different goods and 90 others laden with cement shipments will be allowed in, according to Abul-Fotouh.
The Karam Abu Salem crossing is the only portal for the access of vital goods and supplies to the Gaza.
It is closed every Friday and Saturday as well as during Jewish holidays and festivals.
For his part, the Popular Committee against the Siege warned of the Israeli decision to decrease the cargo trucks entering Gaza, describing it as “a serious development and a measure that would worsen the already tight blockade.”(T/P008/R07)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)