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last updated March 16, 2009 4:14 PM (EST+7)
Karm abu Salem crossing
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Karm Abu Salem, Kerem Shalom, checkpoints, closure, entry, border, Gaza Strip
Located on the Egyptian-Israeli border, the supervision of this crossing, called Kerem Shalom in Hebrew, is coordinated between Israeli and Egyptian authorities. The crossing is designated for cargo movement on both sides and occasionally for the entry of emergency aid into Gaza Strip.

EnlargeA woman covers her face to protect herself from tear gas after a demonstration at Qalandiya checkpoint, August 28, 2011 (E. Barton/JMCC)
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Recently, this crossing has been used for the passage of Palestinians entering Gaza, especially in cases when they have been stranded at Rafah crossing for extended periods.

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