Hamas claims responsibility for rocket attack near Kerem Shalom

Hamas announced on Sunday that its armed forces fired rockets at Israeli forces near the Gaza-Israel Kerem Shalom border. Israeli public broadcaster Mr. Kan said: report Several people were reportedly injured in the attack.

The Israeli military said about 10 rockets were fired at Kerem Shalom from an area near the Rafah border between Gaza and Egypt.

Kerem Shalom is one of the few crossing points through which humanitarian supplies can enter the Gaza Strip. After Sunday’s attack, the military said it had barred aid trucks from passing through.

Israel’s Foreign Ministry condemned the attack, saying it showed Hamas had no interest in letting aid into its territory, and U.N. officials said parts of the area were suffering from “full-scale famine.” He said there was.

The ministry said that while the military was “carrying out humanitarian assistance to Gaza residents through the Kerem Shalom crossing, terrorists fired rockets into the same area.”

It added: “Israel remains committed to providing life-saving assistance, while Hamas remains committed to destroying human life.”

After the attack, Itamar Ben Gvir, Israel’s national security minister and a far-right member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet, called on Netanyahu to authorize the long-awaited military strike on Rafah.

“We marked October 7 without attacking Gaza,” Ben Gvir said in a statement. posted online. “We did not attack Rafah, we received a precision attack, Netanyahu, go to Rafah now!”

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