GAZA, January 2, 2012 (WAFA) - Chairman of the Popular Committee against the Siege on Gaza, lawmaker Jamal al Khudari, Monday condemned the Israeli authorities’ decision to demolish Karni (al-Mintar) commercial crossing, east of Gaza, according to a press release issued by Khudari’s Gaza office.
The Israeli authorities Monday decided to demolish Karni crossing and move all commercial traffic to Kerem Shalom between Israel and Egypt. It claimed that armed Palestinian groups were targeting the crossing by digging tunnels under it, reported Israel radio.
Khudari, who is also a member in the Palestinian Legislative Council, said that the Israeli decision is a unilateral move that aims to separate Gaza from the West Bank and to tighten the blockade on Gaza.
The crossing has been closed for about a year now by the Israeli army.
Khudari called on the international community to pressure Israel to cancel its decision, appealing to the European parties, which funded the construction of the crossing, to stop Israel from carrying out its plans to separate Gaza from the rest of the world.
He stressed that the demolition of the crossing, whose building cost millions of dollars, will inflect a great loss on Palestinians.