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Publish Date: 14:58 - 19 August 2018
TEHRAN, August 19 - The Israel regime has tightened its years-long blockade of the coastal Gaza Strip by closing a pedestrian crossing into the Palestinian enclave.

Israel tightens blockade of Gaza StripTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Tel Aviv said on Sunday that it had taken the measure at the Israeli-controlled Erez crossing — the only Israeli pedestrian crossing into the Strip — in response to weekly Palestinian protests.

The crossing, situated along the northern part of the besieged Gaza Strip, is used for the movement of humanitarian aid into the territory.

The regime has routinely closed the crossing, banning the entry of humanitarian supplies and other goods into Gaza.

Egypt, one of the only two Arab countries that have open relations with Israel, has blockaded the rest of the strip, including by blocking the Rafah border crossing.

The Israeli regime's minister for military affairs, Avigdor Liberman, linked the new measure to what he called “violent events at the border last Friday.”

Some 20,000 Gazans participated in protests on Friday, a few hundred meters from what Israel considers its “territory.”

Medics said Israeli gunfire killed two Palestinians and wounded at least 270 others, 50 of them with live bullets.

Source: presstv

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Israel ، Gaza ، Strip
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