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Gaza Crossings Remain Closed After Attacks


Ehud Barak ordered crossings into Gaza to remain closed after weekend rocket attacks.

The crossings remained closed Sunday, by order of Israel’s defense minister, after three Kassam rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel on Saturday night. One landed near Sderot and another in a kibbutz south of Ashkelon. On Nov. 21, a rocket hit the Ashkelon industrial area.

At least one Kassam was fired on Israel Sunday.

The Defense Ministry had decided earlier that the crossings would be open after a quiet weekend. The crossings have been closed since Nov. 5.

The Israel Defense Forces responded to the attacks by firing on Gaza gunmen preparing to launch another rocket.

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