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Official: Israel to close Gaza crossing for Jewish holiday

Feb. 20, 2013 8:36 P.M. (Updated: Feb. 21, 2013 3:14 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities will close the Kerem Shalom crossing on Gaza's border on Sunday for the Jewish holiday of Purim, a Palestinian crossings official said Wednesday.

Nathmi Muhanna, PA crossings director, said in a statement that the Israelis had informed the Palestinian Authority of the closure.

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