The security forces on Sunday looked into a report about a rocket fired from Gaza at the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council. The Color Red rocket alert system was not activated and there were no explosion sounds. There were no reports of injuries or damage.
Meanwhile, sources in the Strip reported that four Palestinians were lightly injured from Israel Defense Forces fire while collecting gravel near the Erez crossing. The army has ordered Palestinians to stay away from the border fence, and those approaching it are at risk of being shot.
According to the Palestinians, the IDF has closed the Erez crossing in the northern Gaza Strip to the transfer of humanitarian aid, a day after a 12-year-old boy was injured from Israeli fire while collecting gravel in the Beit Lahiya area. He was rushed to a hospital in moderate condition.
The IDF said Saturday that a number of Palestinians were spotted approaching the border fence in the northern Strip. When they ignored the soldiers' orders to stop and warning gunshots fired in the air, the force fired at the lower parts of their bodies.
About 10 days ago, the IDF bombed targets in Gaza after a Grad rocket and seven mortar shells, some containing phosphorus, were fired into Israel. A military official said the army "views the Hamas terror organization as solely responsible for what is happening in the Gaza Strip and for maintaining the calm."
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