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Gaza crossings shut down first days of Ramadan

Aug. 21, 2009 10:57 A.M. (Updated: Aug. 22, 2009 11:13 A.M.)
Gaza – Ma’an – All crossings into the Gaza Strip will be closed Friday, they will remain closed Saturday, seeing no goods transferred on the first days of Ramadan.

Palestinian crossings official Raed Fattouh said the decision was communicated by Israeli crossings officials. The closures follow refusals by Israeli authorities to allow additional goods for Ramadan and the start of the school year into the Strip.

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