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Israel Closes Crossing into Gaza

IAF air raids, which caused no injuries, hit uninhabited sites belonging to the Islamic Jihad.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 6/24/2013, 12:34 PM

Kerem Shalom terminal
Kerem Shalom terminal
IDF Spokesman

The Kerem Shalom goods crossing, reserved for trade between Israel and Gaza, will be closed until further notice following the rocket attacks on southern Israel overnight, the army said Monday.

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) attacked targets in Gaza early Monday, following the rocket fire from Gaza, sources from both sides of the conflict said.

"In response to the numerous rockets launched at Israel in the past several the hours, IAF aircraft targeted terrorist infrastructure including two weapon storage facilities in the central Gaza Strip and a rocket launch site in the southern Gaza Strip. IAF pilots reported accurate strikes on the targets," the army said in a statement.

According to AFP, Arab witnesses said the air raids, which caused no injuries, hit uninhabited sites belonging to the Islamic Jihad movement.

Late Sunday two Arab rockets landed in southern Israel, without causing any damage or injury, according to Israeli military sources.

Two other rockets were intercepted by Israel's "Iron Dome" defense system, the army said.

It said Hamas was accountable for the rocket attacks.