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Israel-Gaza Border Crossing Closes After Mortar Shell Injures Three, Two Seriously

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IDF tank patrols Israel-Gaza border area. Photo: wiki commons.

JNS.orgThree Israelis were wounded on Sunday, two of them seriously, when a mortar round fired from Gaza exploded near the Erez border crossing in the Shaar Hanegev regional council.

Three rockets exploded in the Eshkol regional council and another in Sdot Negev, causing no injuries, Israel Hayom reported. Another rocket was intercepted.

Earlier Sunday, at around noon, a rocket exploded in an open area near Tel Aviv following dozens of barrages across Israel since the early morning hours. On Saturday, at least two rockets were fired from Lebanon into northern Israel, targeting a new front in the ongoing conflict. One of the rockets struck an empty home in the Western Galilee region. Two children were lightly wounded by shrapnel and 17 people were treated for shock.

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