The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) tweeted: “Just after Israel re-opened the Erez Crossing from Israel into Gaza to allow the entry of civilian aid, a mortar shell was fired at the crossing from Gaza, lightly injuring an IDF soldier. Hamas prioritizes attacks on Israel over humanitarian aid for Gazans.”
Israel had opened the Kerem Shalom crossing, which had been closed since Hamas launched rocket attacks last Monday, for the delivery of humanitarian aid. The IDF noted that Hamas puts civilians in danger as a military strategy.
The latest attack demonstrates the Palestinian terrorist group’s determination to attack and kill Israelis even at the risk of harming humanitarian aid convoys aimed at helping ordinary residents of Gaza — because Palestinian Jew-hatred exceeds their love for even their own children.