Israel partially reopened the Kerem Shalom border crossing with Gaza, Tuesday midday, allowing the transfer of food, fuel and medicine into the Strip.
Decision announced after Gaza violates ceasefire of weekend violence by firing rocket into southern Israel while incendiary kites and balloons continue to cause fires in Israeli communities; medicine and food to be allowed through commercial crossing.
Israel announced that it will shut down Kerem Shalom, the main border crossing into Gaza, in an effort to force Hamas to cease sending incendiary kites and helium balloons into Israel.
The rocket damaged three power lines leading into the coastal territory, knocking out power for tens of thousands of Palestinians
The operation followed a day in which Israeli communities in the south came under barrages of mortar and rocket fire from Gaza.
15,000 Palestinians set ablaze Kerem Shalom crossing on the border with Gaza, shutting down the depot used to bring humanitarian aid into Gaza, doing serious harm to themselves in their hatred of Israel
Two more Palestinians infiltrated Israel from the northern Gaza Strip overnight between Wednesday and Thursday armed with a knife and two wire cutters.
Three Palestinians, armed with knives and grenades, were stopped near Kibbutz Tze’elim, some 20 kilometers east of the Kerem Shalom border crossing.
Residents of the Gaza border-adjacent communities are ever more anxious that they will be unable to contact loved ones in the event of a security breach.