Kerem Shalom Crossing


West of Kibbutz Kerem Shalom and south of Egypt's Rafah Crossing sits Kerem Shalom Crossing. Kerem Shalom is the designated point of entry and exit for equipment and goods from Israel to the Gaza Strip and vice versa. The crossing is managed by the Land Crossings Authority in the Ministry of Defense and the Coordination and Liaison Administration. The CLA coordinates between the different Israeli and Palestinian parties.

In keeping with the policy set by Israel, every day an average of 800 trucks enter the Gaza Strip carrying food, medical equipment, fuel, building materials, agricultural inputs, textile products and more. Representatives of the Palestinian Authority, who then work with the CLA to coordinate logistics and clearance, request the items imported into Gaza.

These goods are crucial for the Gazan economy and the needs of the civilian population. Building materials are used for constructing and renovating houses, public institutions and international projects; medical equipment assists in the activities of hospitals and clinics; fuel and gas contribute to the development of the energy sector; and these are only partial examples.

In recent years there has been a significant increase in the quantity of goods entering Gaza. Consequently, Israel has invested considerable resources to upgrade the technical and logistical capabilities of Kerem Shalom from both a security and capacity perspective.  

Besides importing goods to Gaza, Kerem Shalom Crossing is also used for exporting goods from Gaza. This is part of the efforts made by the CLA to support the Gazan economy. At this stage, Gaza produces mainly agricultural products, iron, paper, and furniture. These goods are then sold in Israel, in Judea and Samaria, and internationally.

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​ +972-8-990-0200

Licensing Center Phone Number

​Transfer of goods is carried out from 07:30-16:30


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