Israel, UN, PA try to raise Kerem Shalom capacity

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July 6, 2007 11:11

Israel, the United Nations and the Palestinian Authority are working to raise the capacity of the Kerem Shalom terminal, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), reported on Friday. Since the Hamas takeover of Gaza, Karni Crossing, the main commercial passageway into the Strip, has been closed to the transfer of all goods and as a result, Israel and the UN have relied on the secondary passageways of the Kerem Shalom and Sufa terminals to transfer humanitarian assistance with the help of the Fatah-led PA.


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