Despite the constant fire into Israel
, the Kerem Shalom crossing remains open during Operation Protective Edge and the flow of goods and fuel into the Gaza Strip continues.
There is no shortage of food or fuel in Gaza
and there are no signs of a humanitarian crisis. Medicines and medical
equipment have passed continuously as well through the two crossings.
the entry of larger quantities of food was approved to alleviate the
fears of the Palestinian population, the ban on cement and equipment
that could be used by terrorist organizations remains in effect.The Kerem Shalom crossing continues to operate with high security. The IDF acceded to the request of hundreds of
Palestinians who hold foreign citizenship to leave the Gaza Strip -
including the USA, Sweden, Greece, Serbia and Romania. The Erez Crossing
in northern Gaza also remains open to Palestinians pedestrians for
Yoav Mordechai, Coordinator for Government Activities in the
Territories, noted that terrorist organizations daily attack the
crossing through which Israel allowed trucks carrying supplies to enter
the Gaza Strip.Field hospital for wounded Palestinians from Gaza
The IDF, in cooperation with the Red Crescent,
has opened a field hospital at the Erez Crossing, on the Gaza border, to treat wounded Palestinians from the Gaza Strip.
The field hospital contains an emergency room, lab, pharmacy, pediatric
ward, ambulatory clinic, gynecology unit, family and internal medicine,
and is equipped to treat dozens of patients. Copyright: IDF Spokesperson