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  8/24/2014, Av 28, 5774

Gaza Crossing Closed Following Mortar Barrage


The Israeli government ordered the closure of the Erez Crossing into Gaza on Sunday, after terrorists in the Hamas enclave peppered the point of entry for humanitarian supplies in the early afternoon. During that salvo of mortar fire around 2 p.m., which Hamas said consisted of 13 mortar shells, five people were wounded including two with critical injuries.

Well over 570 rockets have been fired at Israel in the last five days.