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Israel bars Gaza families from prison visits

June 24, 2013 9:34 A.M. (Updated: June 30, 2013 9:52 A.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli authorities barred Gaza residents from leaving the coastal enclave Monday to visit relatives in Israeli jails, following the closure of all crossings, a Palestinian Authority liaison official said.

Raed Fattouh said 80 relatives had headed to the Beit Hanoun (Erez) passenger crossing in northern Gaza but soldiers said they were not allowed to cross.

Earlier Monday Fattouh announced that Israel had shut down all crossings into Gaza for "security reasons," following rocket fire from Islamic Jihad, who severed ties with Hamas over the death of an affiliate by Hamas police a day earlier.

The Israeli army said the goods crossing Kerem Shalom had been closed following the rocket fire but did not provide details on the Erez crossing.

Israel recently reactivated its Gaza prisoner visit program, after suspending it in 2007 following Hamas' take over of the coastal enclave.
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