The Rafah and Kerem Shalom border crossing points into Gaza were to be partially opened on Wednesday. They were closed earlier this month following a deadly terrorist attack that killed 16 Egyptian soldiers.
According to the Ma’an news agency, the Rafah crossing was to be opened one way to allow people to cross from Egypt into Gaza. The Kerem Shalom border crossing was to open to permit humanitarian aid, gas, and commercial merchandise to flow from Israel into Gaza.
Both border crossings were closed earlier this month after terrorists from Sinai killed 16 Egyptian border guards and smashed a commandeered armored vehicle through the Kerem Shalom border crossing into Israel. The vehicle was later destroyed by Israeli forces.
Egypt closed the Rafah border crossing and shut down smuggling tunnels amid suspicions that the terrorists were assisted by extremists in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.