As arson attacks go on, Israel further tightens screws on Gaza goods crossing

www.timesofisrael.com | 6/7/2015 | Staff
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Israel will further limit the flow of goods into the Gaza Strip in response to the continued airborne arson attacks emanating from the coastal enclave, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman’s office said Monday.

Between Tuesday and Sunday, no fuel will enter Gaza through the Kerem Shalom. The entry of food and medicine will continue, but will require explicit permission from Israel.

Gaza - Fishermen - Venture - Kilometers - Miles

Additionally, Gaza fishermen will only be allowed to venture three kilometers (1.8 miles) into the Mediterranean Sea, down from the current six kilometers (3.7 miles).

Liberman’s office said restrictions were toughened due to “continued terror attempts” by Hamas, which is allowing, encouraging and participating in flying incendiary devices and bombs into Israel with balloons and kites.

Arson - Attacks - Monday - Blazes - Eshkol

The arson attacks continued Monday, when at least seven blazes were started in the Eshkol region.

The new restrictions join those imposed by Israel last week, when it halted exports of Gazan produce and stopped most goods from going into the Strip. The military said the closure would continue as long as Palestinians persist in launching incendiary kites and...
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