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Encyclopedia > Israeli Gaza Strip barrier
Gaza Strip Barrier near the Karni Crossing
Gaza Strip Barrier near the Karni Crossing

The Israeli Gaza Strip barrier is a separation barrier along the armistice line of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War between the Gaza Strip and Israel. The barrier is one of several constructed by various governments in a variety of locations to prevent the unauthorized movement of people across the barrier. Image File history File links Gaza Strip barrier near the Karni Crossing, running parallel to the border just inside the Gaza Strip. ... Image File history File links Gaza Strip barrier near the Karni Crossing, running parallel to the border just inside the Gaza Strip. ... Separation barriers (separation walls, security fences) are constructed to prevent the movement of people across a certain line or border or to separate two populations. ... Combatants  Israel  Egypt  Syria Transjordan  Lebanon  Iraq Holy War Army Arab Liberation Army Commanders Yaakov Dori, Yigael Yadin Glubb Pasha Abd al-Qadir al-Husayni Hasan Salama. ...

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Overview

The 30 mile (52 kilometer) long barrier was constructed in 1994 by Israel under the leadership of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. It consists mainly of a wire fence with posts, sensors, and buffer zones identical to the fence on the borders with Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan. There are several crossing points in the barrier: Erez Crossing, the Rafah Crossing, Sufa Crossing, Kissufim Crossing, and the Karni Crossing used mainly for cargo. The barrier is augmented by an open observation area 300 meters wide on the Gaza side of the barrier. Israel claims that the barrier has been effective in preventing terrorists and suicide bombers from leaving Gaza. Since 1996, virtually all suicide bombers trying to leave Gaza have detonated their charges at the barrier's crossing points or were stopped while trying to cross the barrier elsewhere. As a result, Palestinian militants have developed Qassam rockets and mortars to fire over the barrier. Otherwise, the fence has been found not to be completely impervious, but virtually all infiltrators into Israel are caught. In June 2006, militants used a 800 meter tunnel dug under the barrier to infiltrate Israel, attack a patrolling Israeli armored unit, kill two Israeli soldiers and capture another one. 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... (Hebrew: יִצְחָק רָבִּין), (March 1, 1922 – November 4, 1995) was an Israeli politician and general. ... Gush Katif Gush Katif (also Gush Katiff, Hebrew: גוש קטיף, English: Harvest Belt) was a bloc of 16 Israeli settlements in the southern Gaza Strip. ... The Karni Crossing is a cargo terminal in the Israeli Gaza Strip barrier. ... Terrorist redirects here. ... A suicide attack is an attack in which the attacker or attackers intend to kill others and intend to die in the process (see suicide). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The term Palestinian has other usages, for which see definitions of Palestinian. ... The remnants of an exploded Qassam rocket that was fired from the Gaza Strip at Israel. ... US soldier loading a M224 60-mm mortar. ...


Along the Egyptian border with Rafah, a steel and concrete wall was erected along the "Philadelphi Route", with several large armored posts along it. Prior to the Israeli withdrawal in the summer of 2005, Rafah was an area of frequent clashes between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian militants. Very often heavy fire, anti-tank missiles, and grenades had been fired on IDF forces and outposts. This heavy fortification system was meant to protect the soldiers' lives and stop smuggling tunnels which are used by Palestinian militants to obtain weapons and explosives. Rafah (Arabic: رفح Hebrew: רפיח) is a town in the Gaza Strip, on the Egyptian border, and a nearby town on the Egyptian side of the border, on the Sinai Peninsula. ... The Philadelphi Route (corridor / buffer zone) was an IDF code name for the strip of land along the border between Egypt and the Gaza Strip. ... Israels unilateral disengagement plan (termed in Hebrew: תוכנית ההתנתקות Tokhnit HaHitnatkut or תכנית ההינתקות Tokhnit HaHinatkut in the Disengagement Plan Implementation Law), also known as the disengagement plan, Gaza Pull-Out plan, and Hitnatkut) was a proposal by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, adopted by the government and enacted in August 2005, to... Table of Fortification, from the 1728 Cyclopaedia. ... Smuggling tunnels are secret tunnels, usually hidden underground, used for smuggling of goods (including illegal weapons) and people. ... Preparing C-4 explosive This article is concerned solely with chemical explosives. ...


The Gaza barrier is less controversial than the Israeli West Bank barrier, as it traces the actual border with Gaza, whereas the West Bank Wall delves significantly outside of the 1949 armistice lines. The barrier route as of May 2005. ... The 1949 Armistice Agreements are a set of agreements signed during 1949 between Israel and its neighbors Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. ...


History and Purpose

See Israeli West Bank barrier -- History and Purpose. The barrier route as of May 2005. ...


Karni Crossing

Main article: Karni crossing

The Karni crossing is a crossing for transporting cargo and goods, enabling Israelis and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to trade with each other. It is vitally important to the Palestinian economy. In response to threats to security or weapons smuggling, the Karni crossing is frequently closed by Israel. It is re-opened when threats subside. The Karni Crossing is a cargo terminal in the Israeli Gaza Strip barrier. ...


List of attacks on Gaza Strip crossing points

Note: the list up to June 8, 2003 is according to IDF data. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) (Hebrew: צבא ההגנה לישראל , [Army] Force for the Defense of Israel), often abbreviated with the Hebrew acronym צהל Tsahal, alternative English spelling Tzahal, is the name of Israels armed forces, comprising the Israeli Army, the Israeli Air Force and the Israeli Navy. ...

  1. September 14, 2001: Five grenades are hurled at IDF forces at the Erez Crossing, wounding two Israeli Border Police officers.
  2. April 12, 2002: Light weapons fire is directed and grenades are hurled at the Erez Crossing, killing one Israeli Border Police officer, and wounding 4 Israeli civilians.
  3. April 19, 2002: A booby-trapped car explodes near Gush Katif Junction, lightly wounding two IDF soldiers.
  4. June 21, 2002: A militant infiltrates the Erez Crossing and hurls grenades. IDF forces return fire, killing the man. Two Palestinian workers are killed.
  5. June 25, 2002: A militant approaches an IDF position near the Karni Crossing, hurls grenades and opens fire, lightly wounding an IDF soldier.
  6. November 11, 2002: A suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt blows himself up on the way to carry out an attack against IDF forces at the Erez Crossing.
  7. December 2, 2002: An armed militant is killed after opening firing and hurling grenades in the area of Erez Industrial Zone.
  8. April 11, 2003: IDF Sergeant Taysir Hayb shot and fatally wounded Tom Hurndall, 22, a British citizen. Sergeant Hayb was convicted of manslaughter by an Israeli court and jailed for eight years. April 10, 2006 a jury at St Pancras coroner's court in London found Mr Hurndall had been unlawfully killed and deliberately shot by the soldier "with the intention of killing him". Sergeant Hayb said his commanders had issued orders allowing him to shoot even unarmed civilians.
  9. April 15, 2003: A militant infiltrates the Karni Crossing, opens fire, and hurls six grenades. Two Israeli civilians are killed in the attack.
  10. June 8, 2003: Three militants infiltrate the IDF position known as "Shield 12," near the Erez Crossing. They open fire and hurl grenades, killing four IDF soldiers. Four additional IDF soldiers are wounded.
  11. January 14, 2004: A Palestinian female suicide bomber blows herself up Wednesday at the Erez crossing, killing at least four Israelis and wounding seven other people.
  12. February 26, 2004: Two Palestinian militants infiltrate the Erez Industrial Zone through a tunnel hidden under Palestinian shops. IDF reserves force respond to the alert and find the men. During the gunfight one IDF soldier and the two militants are killed.
  13. March 6, 2004: A combined attack of explosive jeeps and gun assault on Erez crossing ends with six Palestinian killed. The first car that explodes near Erez crossing causes no casualties except the driver. A gunfight erupts as Palestinian militants came to the scene in jeeps disguised as IDF jeeps. Soldiers return fire and kill two militants. The second jeep explodes near a Palestinian police post, killing the driver and two Palestinian policemen and wounding 15 people. Hamas, al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades and Islamic Jihad claim joint responsibiloty for the attack.
  14. April 17, 2004: A suicide bomber kills 1 and wounds 3 Israelis at Erez crossing. Hamas claims responsibility.
  15. May 5, 2004: Two armed Palestinians attack the Karni crossing security fence. An explosive charge is activated when the IDF responds to the incident, but no injuries are inflicted. The IDF force kills the two gunmen.
  16. May 28, 2004: Two militants try to ram a car bomb into a bus carrying 40 Israeli workers at the Rafah crossing. The attempt only manages to lightly wound two soldiers in an army jeep, which blocked the way of the bomb-laden jeep. The Popular Resistance Committees, the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad claim joint responsibility for the failed attack.
  17. June 30, 2004: Palestinian gunmen open fire on Karni crossing, but caused no casualties.
  18. August 29, 2004: A suicide bombing at the Karni crossing is thwarted after an IDF Combat engineering force identifies 3 militants approaching from the south. The force opens fire killing one man. A Kalachnikov, 4 magazines, 2 frag grenades and explosive belt are found on the corpse of the dead militant.
  19. August 31, 2004: A suicide bomb attack is thwarted at Erez crossing when, during security checks, explosives are found inside a Palestinian's trousers. The man is arrested and disarmed.
  20. August 31, 2004: A Qassam rocket is fired on Erez crossing, but causes no injuries.
  21. October 1, 2004: One militant is killed and six arrested by IDF forces, in a Palestinian police office near the Erez crossing. An explosive belt and several rifles are captured in the office. The seven apparently planned to commit a combined suicide attack on the Erez crossing.
  22. December 12, 2004: Five soldiers are killed as approximately 1.5 tons of explosives were detonated in a tunnel under an Israeli military-controlled border crossing on the Egyptian border with Gaza near Rafah, collapsing several structures and damaging others. The explosion destroyed part of the JVT outpost and killed three soldiers. Two Palestinian militants then penetrated the outpost and killed two other Israeli soldiers with gunfire. Due to the explosion, the destroyed Rafah crossing was closed. The Fatah Hawks claimed responsibility. All 5 of the killed Israelis had been Israeli Arabs.[1]
  23. January 4, 2005: One militant is killed by an IDF soldier, after he stormed the Erez crossing and threw grenades over soldiers and pilgrims. He planted an explosive charge on a wall near the crossing as Palestinians were allowed to pass in order to commit a haj to Mecca. The Islamic Jihad and the Fatah's al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed joint responsibility.
  24. January 13, 2005: Two Palestinian suicide bombers explode themselves and a truck laden with explosives in the Karni crossing - a terminal in the eastern Gaza Strip allowing Palestinian merchants to export goods. At least 6 people were killed and about 10-20 were wounded in the attack. Palestinian militants allegedly launched mortar shells against ambulances who came to evacuate the wounded and treat the casualties. Fatah's al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades and Hamas claimed joint responsibility.

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List of attacks through Gaza Strip crossing points

  1. March 14, 2004: Two suicide bombers of Hamas and al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades explode themselves in Ashdod seaport, killing 10 people. They infiltrated the port by hiding inside a double-partition cargo container, smuggled through the Karni crossing.
  2. April 29, 2004: An explosive belt, smuggled in a Palestinian clothes container, is captured at the Karni crossing by an alert security guard.
  3. June 6, 2004: Mua'in Atallah, an officer in the Palestinian Authority's preventive-security force, which is responsible for securing the Karni cargo crossing from the Palestinian side, is arrested for helping Hamas and al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades commit the suicide bombing in Ashdod seaport which killed 10 people. Atallah admitted guilt during the investigation and revealed that by closing off the crossing, Israel thwarted a huge attack planned by Hamas.
  4. October 2, 2004: Four Palestinian militants cut through the fence near Karni crossing in the early morning, in an attempt to infiltrate Kibbutz Nahal Oz in the north-west Negev. They are killed by IDF Combat Engineering force and special unit. Hamas and the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claimed joint responsibility.
  5. June 20, 2005: A Palestinian female suicide bomber was caught in the Erez Crossing, carrying explosives and a detonator in her underwear. She planned to carry out a suicide bombing attack in the Soroka hospital of Be'er Sheva were she received medical treatment and was scheduled for a doctor's appointment. The women was identified as Waffa Samir Ibrahim Bass and said she was sent by the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades. [2]
  6. June 25, 2006: Around eight militants from Hamas and the Popular Resistance Committees infiltrated Israel through tunnels from the Strip. They attacked an IDF post in Kerem Shalom, which is close to the Gaza border. Two militants and two Israeli soldiers died, while Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was kidnapped and taken to Gaza.

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See also

The barrier route as of May 2005. ... The Philadelphi Route (corridor / buffer zone) was an IDF code name for the strip of land along the border between Egypt and the Gaza Strip. ... Separation Barriers or Separation Walls or Security Fences are constructed to prevent the movement of people across the barrier or to separate two populations. ... The Gaza Disengagement Plan describes the move to withdraw all Jewish Israeli settlers from the Gaza Strip unilaterally as soon as possible, lead by Ariel Sharon. ...

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