Photo Credit: Yonatan Sindel / Flash 90
Palestinian Authority Arabs arrive to cross into Gaza at the Erez Crossing, September 2015.

The Erez Crossing between southern Israel and Gaza will be closed on Monday from 11:45 am until 2 pm, the IDF Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) announced Sunday.

The IDF will be carrying out a general military exercise during that time, the COGAT said.


The Erez crossing is used for the passage of human traffic between Israel and Gaza, including medical patients, employees of international humanitarian aid organizations and diplomats.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.