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June 8, 2018 8:24 am

Gazans Close Kerem Shalom Crossing — By Their Own Hand

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A truck parks next to a security barrier inside the Kerem Shalom border crossing terminal between Israel and Gaza Strip, January 16, 2018. Photo: REUTERS/Amir Cohen/File Photo.

For the second day in a row, Palestinian workers at the Kerem Shalom crossing went on a partial strike, closing down the only major route for goods to enter Gaza for half a day.

The strike was launched due to not being paid their full wages by the Palestinian Authority as well as not receiving benefits.

On Wednesday, they stopped work from 8 AM to 1 PM and only worked for four hours. The same thing happened on Thursday.

There are no negotiations going on with the PA, so the strike could be open-ended.

I could not find a single story in the English media about this.

When Israel closes the crossing for security reasons or even for holidays, there are inevitably stories about how Israel is punishing Gazans. But apparently not when Palestinians do it themselves.

Elder of Ziyon has been blogging about Israel and the Arab world for a really long time now. He also controls the world, but deep down you already knew that.

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