In accordance with instructions from Defense Minister Yoav Galant and IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevy, and following a security assessment, it was decided today (Tuesday) that the Erez crossing will remain closed for another day for the entry of Gazan workers into Israel. The defense establishment is also prepared for attempts to launch rockets from the Gaza Strip, and announced that a reopening would be examined in accordance with the assessment of the situation in the area.
Defense Minister Galant decides: Erez Crossing
#UAE condemns storming of #AlAqsaMosque courtyards by extremists Ministry calls upon Israeli authorities to halt escalationhttps://t.The security establishment is now waiting to see whether the disturbances at the fence will weaken in the next 24 hours. The significance of closing the crossing is an increased chance of gunfire, stemming from internal Hamas tension ahead of the elections, which automatically raises the flames.
in conclusion Defense Minister Galant decides: Erez Crossing
In addition, this is an unequivocal decision by Galant intended as a reminder of the attack on the post on the eve of the holiday, in which IDF aircraft attacked an observation post during a violent riot that took place near the border fence in the Gaza Strip.A few days before the attack, a violent disturbance broke out in the same place, involving hundreds of Gazans. Several incidents of IEDs and grenades being thrown at IDF forces were identified.
According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, four rioters were killed after the IED exploded on them. Nineteen others sustained varying degrees of injuries when the IED exploded.