Despite Agriculture Ministry strike, produce allowed to enter Gaza

Fresh produce entered the Gaza Strip from Israel through the Kerem Shalom Crossing, despite a strike by the Ministry of Agriculture.

By: World Israel News Staff

Fresh Israeli produce entered the Gaza Strip from Israel through the Kerem Shalom Crossing on Wednesday, despite a strike by the Ministry of Agriculture, which could have hindered the process.

After the IDF’s Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) intervened, the process of shipping Israeli produce into Gaza was resumed, while the ministry’s striking workers explained that this was a “security necessity,” Israel Radio reported.

The Kerem Shalom Crossing returned to partial activity on Tuesday after being shut down completely for several days in response to Hamas-led terrorism against Israel.

Fuel and gas was allowed into the Gaza Strip in addition to food and medicine.

On Sunday, 3,047 tons of goods in 129 trucks entered Gaza through Kerem Shalom; there were three ambulance crossings through the Erez Crossing, and 133 Palestinians entered Israel from Gaza for humanitarian purposes.

The return of the crossing to full operation is contingent upon a complete cessation of terror activity along the security fence, Israel stated.

In the meantime, Hamas’ airborne arson terrorism persisted on Tuesday.

A terrorist squad that was launching arson balloons from the northern Gaza Strip into Israeli territory was targeted by an IDF aircraft. Three terrorists were wounded in the strike.

Several arson balloons landed in Israel on Wednesday, some causing fires.