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Video: Direct Hit on Kerem Shalom Crossing

Defense Ministry closes down the Kerem Shalom crossing into Gaza, after a rocket almost hit trucks carrying flammable materials to Gaza.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 8/10/2014, 7:21 PM

Rocket hits Kerem Shalom
Rocket hits Kerem Shalom
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The Defense Ministry said Sunday that it had closed down the Kerem Shalom crossing into Gaza, after a rocket scored a direct hit on it in the early afternoon. It was decided not to risk the lives of the workers and to shut down the crossing until further notice.

"After continuous and deliberate fire at the Kerem Shalom crossing, which almost hit trucks carrying flammable materials to Gaza, we reached the unusual decision to close the passage, in order to protect the workers and the merchants,” said the Crossings Authority. “The crossing remained open throughout the despite incessant fire in its vicinity, and was an exclusive artery for passage of goods and essential humanitarian equipment for Gaza.”

Video shows the direct hit from two security camera angles, as well as another hit just outside the crossing.