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Israel increasing Kerem Shalom capacity

Israel is increasing capacity at a crossing for Egyptian goods entering the Gaza Strip. Israeli officials were working with their U.N. and Egyptian counterparts at Kerem Shalom, where goods pass through Israel and then into Gaza, the Ha’aretz newspaper reported Friday. Israel has increased its political isolation of Gaza since Hamas terrorists ousted forces loyal to Mahmoud Abbas, he relatively moderate Palestinian Authority president. However, Israel and the United States say they are committed to preventing a humanitarian crisis in Gaza.