Published: 2023-09-25 12:01
Last Updated: 2023-12-02 18:09
For the 11th day in a row, the Israeli Occupation continues to close the main pedestrian crossing to the Gaza Strip, Erez/Beit Hanoun, while the commercial Kerem Shalom/Karm Abu Salem crossing is closed for the fourth consecutive day.
This exacerbated the already difficult living conditions after more than 17 years of tight Israeli Occupation land, sea and air blockade.
The closure of Beit Hanoun crossing for the 11th day made it difficult for workers and patients to leave the besieged sea enclave for work in Occupied territories or treatment in West Bank or Jerusalem hospitals.
With the closure of the commercial Karm Abu Salem crossing, goods, including badly needed fuel, were not allowed into Gaza for the fourth straight day.
The Director General of the Gaza Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Maher Tabbaa, told WAFA that the financial losses incurred by workers as a result of the continuous closure of the Beit Hanoun crossing were estimated at about USD 16 million, which he said has affected the market and the purchase ability of the people.