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Gaza crossings closed for weekend

Dec. 24, 2010 11:57 A.M. (Updated: Dec. 24, 2010 12:18 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities decided to close all the crossings with Gaza Friday and Saturday.

Palestinian liaison official Raed Fattuh told Ma’an that “Israel informed us of shutting down Karem Shalom and Karni crossings on Friday and Saturday as usual to open them on Sunday.”

Israeli authorities allowed 177 truckloads via Karem Shalom, 130 of them for commerce, 35 for agriculture, four for aid, and eight for transport including 20 new vehicles.

Meanwhile, six truckloads of strawberries and flowers were exported while 159,500 kilograms of cooking gas were pumped in. No industrial fuel was transferred into Gaza.
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