Border crossings with Gaza Strip closed
The decision means the Sufa Crossing, the Nahal Oz fuel terminal and the Karni Crossing were closed this morning for the transfer of food, medicine and humanitarian equipment. However, the Erez Crossing in the northern Strip was open for the passage of Palestinians into Israel for humanitarian treatment.
Al-Quds, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad movement, took responsibility for the three rockets which it fired it said in reprisal against an IDF operation in West Bank in which two Palestinians were killed. The West Bank is not included in the ceasefire.
There are concerns now that the attack may scuttle the ceasefire that came into effect six days ago. Israel’s decision so far not to react military might be a sign of its willingness to take a moderate line on the matter.