July 17, 2018. Thirteen human rights and civil society organizations call on Israeli government to open Kerem Shalom Crossing and immediately rescind sanctions against residents of the Gaza Strip.
July 12, 2018. On Monday, in a sweeping measure of collective punishment that calls to mind the days of outright economic warfare on Gaza’s civilian population, Israel announced that it will place severe restrictions on the entry of goods through Kerem Shalom, Gaza’s main crossing for movement of goods in and out of the Strip. The exit of goods from Gaza destined for the West Bank, Israel or abroad has been banned altogether.
Tuesday, May 23, 2018. Last weekend, Egypt announced that Rafah Crossing would remain open for the duration of the month of Ramadan. The crossing has been open for travel to and from Gaza since May 12, with 4,388 exits from Gaza and 527 entries over the course of the first ten days (May 12 to 21). An additional 622 people seeking to exit Gaza were denied passage for various reasons and turned back by the Egyptian crossing authorities.