Israel reopens Kerem Shalom crossing on Gaza border

March 31, 2019

Israel reopened a key commercial crossing along the Gaza Strip on Sunday following a day of protests that turned out smaller than expected.

The country kept military reinforcement stationed along the border but opened the Kerem Shalom crossing to trucks filled with food and fuel after a nearly a week of being closed.

Israel closed the crossing Monday when a rocket that injured seven Israelis north of Tel Aviv ignited a two-day violence surge, Reuters reported.

On Saturday, four Palestineans were killed by Israeli fire during a rally in the Gaza Strip that commemorated the anniversary of protests along the border with Israel.

There had been “significantly less violence” during the protest, according to an Israeli military spokesperson, despite organizers of the protest predicting a “million person march.”