June 5, 2023
Israel reopens checkpoint

Kerem Shalom checkpoint (File photo)

© Ashraf Amra/Keystone Press Agency/Global Look Press

Israel on Sunday, May 14, reopened checkpoints (checkpoints) on the border with the Gaza Strip. This happened after the ceasefire in the Palestinian enclave.

Since May 9, Israel has been conducting the Shield and Arrow military operation there. It is directed against Islamic Jihad, a terrorist organization recognized in the Russian Federation. We are talking about the opening of the Kerem Shalom and Erez checkpoints, writes TASS with reference to the press service of the Israeli Ministry of Defense.

On the evening of May 13, the Palestinian factions based in the Gaza Strip and Israel agreed to a ceasefire. However, then in the south of Israel the air raid warning system worked again. After that, the Israeli military announced the resumption of strikes on the territory of the enclave.

Subsequently, Israel officially agreed to a truce. The head of the National Security Council specified that if the country is attacked or threatened, it will “continue to do whatever is necessary to defend itself.”

On the night of May 9, the Israeli military launched several rocket attacks on targets in the Gaza Strip as part of Operation Shield and Arrow. Prior to this, on May 2, radicals from the Gaza Strip fired rockets into Israel. The shootings followed the announcement of the death in an Israeli prison of the Islamic Jihad activist Hadr Adnan, who went on a hunger strike.

“Islamic Jihad – Mujahideen Jamaat” – an individual or organization recognized as terrorist and banned in Russia;

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