Karni crossing stays closed due to security alert

The Karni goods crossing on the Israel-Gaza border remained closed on Thursday due to security warnings. The crossing was supposed to open during the morning hours after a period of months which it had been closed. Defense Minister Amir Peretz, who had ordered the crossing's reopening in an effort to ease the living conditions on the Palestinian population, said earlier this week, "We have no struggle with the Palestinian population, only with terror groups."