Days after Hamas attack forced closure, Israel reopens Kerem Shalom Crossing to aid

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

A truck carrying humanitarian aid arrives for processing at the Kerem Shalom border crossing with Gaza on April 15, 2024. (AFP)
File: A truck carrying humanitarian aid arrives for processing at the Kerem Shalom border crossing with Gaza on April 15, 2024. (AFP)

Israel has reopened the Kerem Shalom Crossing with the Gaza Strip for humanitarian aid after it was shuttered on Sunday following a deadly rocket attack.

Four soldiers were killed in the rocket strike from Gaza at a staging ground near the crossing. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories says the crossing was reopened this morning to trucks to enter Gaza, per the “directives of the political echelon.”

COGAT says the aid continues to undergo Israeli inspection before entering Gaza.

The White House said yesterday that Israel had assured the US it would reopen the crossing today following the closure.

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