Israel’s defense minister ordered the opening of the main commercial crossing into the Gaza Strip. Amir Peretz, who has called for Israel to help ease a deepening Palestinian humanitarian crisis, on Wednesday called for the Karni crossing to be opened. But the decision is subject to review by the Israeli military, which has noted intelligence alerts that Palestinian terrorists will try to attack Karni or penetrate Israel through it.
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