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Both crossings have been closed since May 4, when Gaza rulers Hamas and its ally Islamic Jihad fired hundreds of rockets at Israel.
Benjamin Netanyahu wants his men to step up their military defence against terrorists in the Gaza strip.
The air strike hit targets within a compound for Hamas's armed wing in the northern Gaza Strip.
Israel routinely demolishes the homes of Palestinians accused of carrying out attacks against its citizens.
The rocket attack and Israeli response did not cause any casualties, according to the Israeli army and witnesses in Gaza.
Two Palestinians were reported wounded in Gaza, while no Israelis were known to have been injured.
Eyewitnesses say that the Israelis targeted Hamas troopers in Gaza but inflicted no casualties.
The crossing has been a lifeline for Gazans, who have lived under an Israeli blockade for more than a decade.
The three men were killed by Israeli artillery fire targeting a Hamas military base near the border east of Gaza City.
The World Bank's board raised its annual distribution to Palestine to US$90 million from US$55 million.
Kerem Shalom had been closed since July 9 over border tensions and kites carrying firebombs to burn Israeli farmland.
However, Israel remained on high alert and boosted its air defenses in case hostilities resume.
The sanctions were a response to attacks by Palestinians using burning kites and helium balloons carrying blazing rags.
The idea of setting up a shipping facility in Cyprus has been discussed for many years.
Israeli jets struck nine targets belonging to the Islamist Hamas group in the northern Gaza Strip in response to incendiary kites and balloons Palestinians sent from the territory that have damaged Israeli property.
Around 2 million people live in Gaza, most of them the stateless descendants of refugees from what is now Israel.
Razan al-Najjar was fatally shot in the chest near the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Yunis.
The strikes were a response to a barrage of mortar fire from the Gaza Strip.
According to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the decision to keep the Rafah crossing open was taken "to alleviate the suffering" of residents in the Gaza Strip.
The shootings are part of a recent spate of violence along the Israel-Gaza border.
Although Portman did not outright specify which events she was referring to, it is likely that she was alluding to Israel's recent actions in the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli government said that its army only opened fire when necessary.
ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said that she was monitoring developments in the Gaza Strip closely.
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