Israel announces it is closing the Kerem Shalom Crossing between it and the Gaza Strip, in response to the ongoing rocket attacks from the enclave, including barring the entry of aid for the Strip.
Kerem Shalom is the primary entryway for commercial goods into the beleaguered enclave.
Israel’s military liaison to the Palestinians says the closure is going into effect immediately and will be in place until further notice.
A spokesperson for the liaison says this includes barring the entrance of humanitarian goods into Gaza.
“A full closure,” she says.