Two Gaza border crossings opened

Jan. 25, 2010 at 8:13 AM

GAZA, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Two border crossings from Israel into the sealed-off Gaza Strip were opened Monday to allow in humanitarian aid, Palestinian media reported.

The Ma'an news agency said the Kerem Shalom border crossing in Gaza's southern end was opened and is expected to receive 58 to 68 truckloads of humanitarian aid and agricultural goods, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported.

The Palestinian news agency also reported an estimated 96 truckloads of wheat and animal feed along with smaller amounts of gas and industrial fuel will enter Gaza through the Karni crossing in the enclave's north.

Ma'an reported electrical generators were idled Sunday for lack of fuel.

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