Photo: Tsafrir Abayov
Rocket attacks continue: A Qassam rocket fired Wednesday evening from the Gaza Strip landed north of the Erez Crossing. No one was wounded and no damage was caused.
After three days of relative quiet in the south, on Tuesday Palestinians disrupted the calm, firing mortar shells which landed near the Karni goods crossing. One person was lightly wounded and was evacuated to the Soroka Medical Center in Beer Sheba. A truck was also damaged. Despite the rocket fire, the crossing remained open.
Just two weeks ago Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas agreed to improve security scans at the crossing to enable the crossing of 400 trucks per day between Gaza and Israel.
Manager of the Karni Crossing Yoni Dotan told Ynet: “The rocket landed near a parked truck. Rockets are fired in the area constantly, although according to our assessments, they aren’t aimed here. A rocket hit could cause a large-scale disaster at the crossing."
The incident itself didn’t interrupt work at the terminal.
On the same day Palestinian gunmen fired two rockets towards Israel. One was apparently aimed towards Ashkelon but landed in an open area on the Gaza side. Another rocket landed in the Shaar Hanegev local council near a kibbutz. There were no reports of injuries or damages.