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Defense Ministry says mortars fired from Gaza struck Erez border crossing

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Damage is caused to the roof of the Erez Crossing near the border with the Gaza Strip, August 7, 2022. (Defense Ministry)
Damage is caused to the roof of the Erez Crossing near the border with the Gaza Strip, August 7, 2022. (Defense Ministry)

The Defense Ministry says three mortars launched from the Gaza Strip hit the Erez Crossing between Israel and the coastal enclave.

According to the ministry, the terminal roof was damaged as a result of a fire, and shrapnel fell into the entrance hall.

The crossing is usually used by thousands of Palestinians to enter Israel each day for work.

However, it was shuttered last week amid the threat of a Palestinian Islamic Jihad attack on the border, and has remained closed amid the fighting.

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