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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Video: Direct hit on Kerem Shalom crossing point

The Defense Ministry has closed the Kerem Shalom crossing point through which 'humanitarian aid' is provided to Gaza after a direct mortar hit on the crossing point that nearly hit a fuel truck.

I guess Hamas doesn't want any humanitarian aid.

The security cameras caught it all. 

Let's go to the videotape.

Here's the Defense Ministry announcement.
"After continuous and deliberate fire at the Kerem Shalom crossing, which almost hit trucks carrying flammable materials to Gaza, we reached the unusual decision to close the passage, in order to protect the workers and the merchants,” said the Crossings Authority. “The crossing remained open throughout the despite incessant fire in its vicinity, and was an exclusive artery for passage of goods and essential humanitarian equipment for Gaza.”
I guess all those Hamas employees for whom money was allowed into Gaza today aren't going to have any place to spend it anyway (link in Hebrew). For the last two months, Egypt had blocked the transfer of money into Gaza from Qatar for Hamas to pay salaries.

Another 72-hour 'humanitarian cease fire' is due to go into effect at Midnight Israel time, a bit less than three hours from now. If there is quiet overnight, Israeli negotiators will return to Cairo in the morning.

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