In response to violent confrontations at that location, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday, 25 Elul, ordered the closure of the Erez Crossing to Gaza. The Office of the IDF Spokesman reported that hundreds of people participated in the violence, which included rock-throwing, which resulted in significant damage. B’chasdei Hashem there are no reports of injuries. Soldiers responded to the violence using non-lethal means, including teargas. There were reports of injuries among the rioters.
The crossing is shut and according to officials, it will not reopen until repairs are carried out. As is always the case, exceptions will be made in cases of humanitarian need.
(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)