Israel opens Gaza crossings after barrage of rockets at southern Israel
Muslim terrorists fired five rockets from Gaza into Israel overnight following a day of mass riots along the security border fence.
The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the rocket attack.
The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said Israeli tanks struck several Hamas terror posts inside Gaza, in response to the rocket fire at the Eshkol Regional Council.
Despite the rocket fire, the Kerem Shalom and Erez border crossing point- which have been closed since last Monday when Muslim terrorists launched a rocket that destroyed a house in central Israel, were reopened.
In addition, the IDF has decided to allow the expansion of the fishing zone for Gazan fishermen.
The rocket fire threatened to undermine Egyptian-mediated efforts to cement a ceasefire arrangement between Israel and the terror group that rules Gaza.
Hamas terror group deputy political chief Saleh al-Arouri said Saturday that Israel and Hamas could sign a long-term ceasefire arrangement “within days.”
According to Arab reports, the Islamic Jihad, Saif Al-Islam and Nasser Salah Al-Din Brigades terror groups refused to accept the agreement between Hamas and Israel.
On Saturday, some 50,000 Gazans gathered today at several locations near the Israeli border for the Gaza’s ‘million man march’. Thousands of Muslim terrorists were throwing rocks, firebombs, explosive devices and attempting to breach the security fence in order to murder Jews to mark one year of weekly terrorism, which coincides with the annual Land Day.
IDF troops responded with riot dispersal means including live fire at main terrorists, in accordance with the rules of engagement.
According to the Hamas-ruled Health Ministry in Gaza, four Muslim terrorists were eliminated during the riots, though some rumors report another 9 deaths at the Shifa and al-Aqsa hospital.