The hate Israel crowd will complain that they’re closed, but not about the reasons for closing them.
Flooding in Gaza over the weekend.. (photo credit:REUTERS)
Following rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into Israel on Friday that landed in the Eshkol Regional Council, the army decided to close on Saturday evening the Kerem Shalom and Erez crossings into the coastal territory until further notice.
This is the first time both crossings have been closed since the end of Operation Protective Edge.
On Friday, The IDF had detected a projectile heading toward Israeli territory – the second such incident since Israel and Hamas reached a deal on August 26 to halt seven weeks of fighting. The cease-fire has largely been holding.
It was not immediately clear whether the rocket landed in Israel or within Gaza, as no sirens were heard in Gaza frontier communities.
On the border with Egyptian-Gaza border, the Rafah Border crossing also remained closed asEgypt operated in the area to evacuate residents to create a buffer zone following attacks on in the Sinai that killed dozens of Egyptian security personnel.
Egypt has accused Hamas in the past of aiding Islamist armed groups in Sinai – an allegation denied by the Gaza movement, an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood.