The Kerem Shalom Crossing will be closed on the Israel side of the border for maintenance work this coming Thursday, according to an announcement by the Defense Ministry.
Food stuffs and other items are delivered to Gaza through the Kerem Shalom Crossing, which serves as the sole commercial terminal for the enclave.
Between April 11 and April 18, 53,463 tons of goods on 1,843 trucks entered Gaza from Israel via the Kerem Shalom Crossing, according to the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, COGAT.
— COGAT (@cogatonline) April 17, 2019
The Defense Ministry said the crossing will reopen next Sunday.