Hamas launched an intensive mortar attack as 24 trucks were attempting to deliver supplies through the Kerem Shalom crossing.
What just happened at the Kerem Shalom Crossing leading from Israel into Gaza is a pretty good metaphor for the entire psychopathic Hamas and Palestinian terror group pathology.
Kerem Shalom is the main crossing terminal through which commercial trucks and supplies reach Gaza. The crossing had been closed due to the rocket fire from Gaza, but yesterday Israel agreed to reopen the crossing to allow a convoy of 24 trucks to enter Gaza with humanitarian supplies.
מעבר כרם שלום, ישראל מעבירה ציוד הומניטרי מזון תרופות ודלק לעזה.
גם בזמן מלחמה וגם כשיורים משם אלפי רקטות לריכוזי אוכלוסיה ישראלים, המדינה שלנו שומרת על אנושיות ומוסריות כלפי תושבי עזה. זה בעיני מסמל הכל pic.twitter.com/Q7pznZFGo9
— יוסף חדאד – Yoseph Haddad (@YosephHaddad) May 18, 2021
So what did Hamas do? It launched a mortar attack on the crossing as the trucks were entering Gaza, wounding an Israeli soldier:
The Israel Defense Forces says the person injured in the mortar attack was an IDF soldier assisting in the transfer of humanitarian aid shipments into the Gaza Strip through the Erez Crossing.
The soldier sustained light injuries and has been taken to Ashkelon’s Barzilai Medical Center for further care, medics say.
Earlier today, Israel temporarily reopened both the Erez and Kerem Shalom crossings into Gaza, allowing many truckloads of fuel, medical equipment and animal feed into the enclave, according to Israel’s military liaison to the Palestinians.
While the crossings were opened, terrorists in the Strip launched a large mortar barrage across the border, including at Kerem Shalom and Erez.
Kerem Shalom is the crossing through which humanitarian aid enters Gaza from Israel.
Israel opened the crossing today to allow trucks bearing fuel and aid to enter Gaza.
As the trucks were unloading their cargo, Hamas fired rockets at the crossing.
That's all you need to know. pic.twitter.com/8FAGR8C24L
— Avi Mayer (@AviMayer) May 18, 2021
While Hamas continue to attack Israel, Erez crossing this morning, food water and fuel continue to flow from Israel into Gaza
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— ElBluemountain Likes are great RETWEETS are BEST (@EBluemountain1) May 18, 2021
They also attacked the other main terminal, the Erez Crossing (which I visited in 2015):
A number of trucks carrying medical equipment, animal feed & fuel tanks for the Gaza Strip had been on their way through the Kerem Shalom crossing when the mortar barrage started. Mortars were fired both towards that crossing and the Erez crossing.
— Anna Ahronheim (@AAhronheim) May 18, 2021
This is not the first time Palestinians have tried to destroy the terminal, it happened in 2018 also during the so-called Great March of Return border attacks. We covered the story and damage at the time, indlucing the deliberate destruction of a gas pipeline supplying Gaza.
The crossing will remain closed until the damages caused by the riots are repaired & will reopen in accordance with a situation assessment. Hamas terror organization is harming the wellbeing of Gazans
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) May 12, 2018
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