Salafist group claims responsibility for rocket fired into Israel; border crossings into Gaza shut
The Israeli Air Force struck a terror target in northern Gaza early Sunday following Saturday’s rocket fire into Israel, an army spokesman confirmed. “Hamas terrorist organization is the address and it bears the responsibility,” for any rockets fired into Israel, the army’s statement said.
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon instructed to close Erez and Kerem Shalom border crossings through which Israel sends in daily supplies of goods from food to building material for Gaza reconstruction, except for humanitarian purposes.
“The defense minister has instructed that the two crossings be closed,” the IDF said in its statement. “A decision to reopen the crossings will be made based on a situation assessment and in accordance with security considerations.”
A rocket from Gaza was fired into southern Israel on Saturday night, the third such attack in 10 days. The rocket struck open ground south of the city of Ashkelon.
“Gaza terrorists fired a rocket at southern Israel. No injuries reported,” military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner wrote on Twitter.
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