The two Israeli-Gaza border crossings have been reopened despite 5 rockets fired Saturday night by Palestinian terrorists targeting southern Israel.
The Erez pedestrian crossing and the Kerem Shalom freight depot had been closed since last Monday following a rocket launched by the Islamic terrorist group Hamas against a town north of Tel Aviv. The rocket destroyed a house and injured seven people, including two children and a baby.
Israel also lifted restrictions they had imposed on the Gaza fisheries.
The Jewish state acted on it’s pledge to reopen the border crossings after Hamas had kept their end of the bargain by containing Saturday’s mass protest celbrating the so called ”March of Return”. Reportedly these conscessions have come from an unoficial ceasefire that habeen mediated by Egyptian intelligence officials.
The informal ceasefire was violated Sunday at 0:40 a.m. when five Palestinian rockets were fired from Gaza into Israeli territory, triggering off sirens in the Eshkol Regional Council. No injuries or property damage were reported, the Council announced.
In response, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) bombed Hamas military posts.
Prime Minsister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has often been accused by his right-wing political rivals of being too soft on Hamas, has ordered the troops to remain deployed along the Gaza border in the face of the possibility of renewed violence.