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Ioa closes Gaza crossings for sixth time since calm started

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The Israeli occupation authority on Tuesday closed down all Gaza commercial crossings at the pretext that two mortar shells fell from Gaza on the Karni crossing on Monday.

Hebrew sources said that war minister Ehud Barak ordered the closure on Tuesday after the mortar shells fired by unknown armed men from Gaza, blasted near the crossing without inflicting any casualties or damage.

This is the sixth time that the IOA closes down the crossing ever since the calm agreement went into effect on 19/6/2008 at the same pretext of falling missiles or projectiles.

The IOF troops, however, violated the calm on 30 occasions as recorded by local observers other than the closure of crossings.

Hebrew media claimed that Barak ordered the opening of the crossings in the afternoon hours after appeals from Egyptian intelligence chief Omar Suleiman