Israel to open new crossing to 'flood' Gaza with aid


April 19, 2024

Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90

Armed and masked Palestinians seen on trucks loaded with international humanitarian aid entering Gaza through the Israeli Kerem Shalom Crossing, in the southern Gaza Strip, April 3, 2024.

(JNS) - Israel will open a new land crossing to the Gaza Strip designed primarily to facilitate the entry of foreign aid, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said on Wednesday.

Gallant told reporters that the new crossing point would be established in the northern part of the coastal enclave, between the Israeli village of Zikim and the Palestinian village of As-Siafa.

According to the minister, the new crossing will reduce travel time for trucks to enter Gaza after picking up shipments at the Port of Ashdod some 25 miles away. The goal, according to Gallant, is to reach at least 500 trucks...

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