Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
August 21, 2008 - 8:00pm

Israel announced Friday the re-opening of its three commercial crossings with the Gaza Strip, which it closed down two days ago.

A spokesman for the Israeli Army, speaking to local radio, said the decision came after deliberations between Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barrak and top ministry officials at a meeting yesterday to evaluate the situation in the Gaza Strip.

The army had closed the crossings after Palestinians launched a missile on Wednesday from northern Gaza at southern Israel, causing no casualties or damages.

No Palestinian faction claimed responsibility for the attack, which constituted a breach of the truce reached nine weeks ago with Israel.

The spokesman added that shipments of food, fuel, medicine and other essentials would be allowed to enter the Nahal Oz, Kerm Shalom and Sofa crossings today.


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