Palestinians: Karni to be reopened Thursday

Palestinian farmers in Gaza canceled plans Wednesday to destroy 200 tons of produce that they have been unable to export since the Karni crossing was closed Febuary 21, because they expect Israel to reopen the passage on Thursday, Palestinian border officials said. The IDF did not immediately confirm that the crossing would be opened on Thursday. The Karni crossing - the main cargo passage between Israel and Gaza - has been closed for almost five weeks since the start of the year. Israel says it has received information that Palestinians are planning to attack Karni, but Palestinian officials say the Israeli claims are unfounded.