No Family Visitation for Gaza Prisoners, says Red Cross

GAZA, April 29, 2013 (WAFA) – The Israeli authorities have cancelled visit by Gaza families to their sons in Israeli prisons that was scheduled for Monday, said the Red Cross.

Red Cross spokesman Nasser Nijim said Israel informed them that there will be no family visitation this Monday because Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing will be closed.

Israel has recently allowed family visitation to Gaza’s 470 prisoners, which takes place only on Monday of every week.

Israel closed all crossing with Gaza as a punishment following the firing of a missile from Gaza into Israel on Saturday.

Raed Fattouh, who coordinates entry of goods into Gaza, said Israel has informed the committee that Karm Abu Salem (Kerem Shalom) crossing on the Israeli-Egyptian border with Gaza will be closed on Monday and no goods will be allowed in.

He said this vital crossing, where all goods and fuel enters Gaza through it, is now closed for three days in a row for various reasons. Its closure normally leaves serious shortage of goods and fuel in the Gaza Strip.

Source: WAFA News