Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Monday, August 8, 2022
Israel says Gaza crossings to reopen for humanitarian aid
The Israel Defense Forces says in a statement that crossings between Israel and Gaza will reopen for humanitarian aid at 9 a.m., subject to a security assessment.
The statement by Israel’s military liaison to the Palestinians, widely known by its acronym COGAT, says that if the situation remains calm, an assessment will be held on the potential full reopening of the crossings.
The border points have been shuttered for a number of days.
The Defense Ministry said Sunday that three mortars fired by Palestinian Islamic Jihad hit the Erez Crossing between Israel and Gaza. The terminal roof was damaged as a result of a fire, and shrapnel fell into the entrance hall, the ministry said. There were no injuries.