|Official name||Karni Crossing|
|Crosses||Israeli Gaza Strip barrier|
|Maintained by||Israel Airports Authority|
|Beginning date of construction||1993|
The Karni Crossing (Arabic: معبر كارني, Hebrew: מעבר קרני) is a cargo terminal on the Israeli Gaza Strip barrier. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Israel topics. The Gaza Strip (قطاع غزة, רצועת עזה Retzu'at 'Azza) is a coastal strip of land along the Mediterranean Sea, bordering Egypt on the south-west The Israel Airports Authority ( Hebrew: רשות שדות התעופה בישראל Arabic: سلطة المطارات في إسرائيل was founded in 1977 as a Annual average daily traffic, abbrevated AADT, is a measure used primarily in Transportation planning and transportation engineering. Arabic (ar الْعَرَبيّة (informally ar عَرَبيْ) in terms of the number of speakers is the largest living member of the Semitic language A container terminal is a facility where cargo containers are transshipped between different transport vehicles for onward transportation It is located in the north-eastern end of the Gaza Strip and was built in 1993 in order to allow Palestinian merchants to export and import goods. The Gaza Strip (قطاع غزة, רצועת עזה Retzu'at 'Azza) is a coastal strip of land along the Mediterranean Sea, bordering Egypt on the south-west Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Palestinian people or Palestinians ( الشعب الفلسطيني, ash-sha`b al-filasTīni; الفلسطينيون, al-filasTīnīyyūn The Karni Crossing was also used by the residents of Netzarim since the Karni road was the only route to that isolated Israeli settlement on which Jewish travel was allowed after the 1994 implementation of the Oslo Accords. Netzarim was an Israeli settlement in the Gush Katif bloc of settlements in Gaza Israeli settlements are communities inhabited by Israelis in territory that was captured as a result of Jordanian attacks during the 1967 Six-Day War. PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ Israeli-Palestinian conflict The Oslo Accords, officially called the Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements or Declaration of Principles Unlike the Erez Crossing, which is managed by the Israel Defense Forces, Karni is managed by the Israel Airports Authority. The Erez Crossing (מעבר ארז is a pedestrian/ Cargo terminal on the Israeli Gaza Strip barrier. The Israel Defense Forces ( IDF) (צְבָא הַהֲגָנָה לְיִשְׂרָאֵל, lit The Israel Airports Authority ( Hebrew: רשות שדות התעופה בישראל Arabic: سلطة المطارات في إسرائيل was founded in 1977 as a
During the ongoing al-Aqsa Intifada, the Karni terminal has been attacked several times by Palestinian militants in either mortar attacks or frontal infantry assaults, forcing temporary shut-downs for repairs and enhancement of security procedures. Both Palestinians and Israelis have been killed in these attacks. As a passage point between Israel and the Gaza Strip, the Karni crossing has been used for hostile activities by armed forces from both sides. Palestinian militants have used the Karni terminal to smuggle suicide bombers and explosive belts into Israel, the most notable successful suicide attack being in the Port of Ashdod bombing. This article is about suicide attacks for political and/or military reasons An explosive belt (also called suicide belt, Bomberpilot Jacket, suicide vest or shaheed belt) is For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Israel topics. The Port of Ashdod is Israel 's main cargo Port, processing approximately 60% of Israeli marine cargo. Israel also uses the crossing to transport tanks,solders and artillery into Gaza.
In 2006, the Israeli authorities closed the crossing for over 100 days, after the discovery of vast tunnelling from across the border to underneath the facility, meant to be filled with explosives and detonated. From September 2006 to June 2007, the crossing has been open daily save some brief closures due to Palestinian labour strikes. Strike action, often simply called a strike, is a work stoppage caused by the mass refusal by Employees to perform work.
The Karni Crossing was used for 'back-to-back' transfer in which merchandise and produce for the Israeli market or for export overseas is removed from a Palestinian truck and placed in an Israeli truck, or vice versa for incoming goods.
When Hamas took over the Gaza Strip, much of the equipment on the Palestinian side was destroyed, and the terminal was closed by the Israeli authorities ever since. Ḥamas (ar حركة حماس acronym ar حركة المقاومة The Battle of Gaza ( معركة غزّة) was a Military conflict between Hamas and Fatah which took place between June 7 and The previous operators, who were affiliated with Fatah, have fled to the West Bank. Hamas has offered to bring Fatah back to Karni or hire a Turkish company to operate the Palestinian side, but Israel persistently refused to deal with Hamas, the de-facto authority in the Gaza Strip.  On 25 June 2007, the UNWRA coordinator commended the IDF on moving humanitarian shipments to the secondary Kerem Shalom and Sufa crossings, and hoped that Karni could be reopened soon as part of a longer-term solution. Kerem Shalom (כרם שלום lit Vineyard of Peace) is a Kibbutz in the Eshkol Regional Council and a border crossing near the meeting of the