Activists in Southern Israel Block Kerem Shalom Crossing
JNS.org – A group of residents from southern Israel, together with activists from the right-wing Zionist organization Im Tirtzu, blocked the Kerem Shalom crossing into Gaza early Monday morning.
The activists formed a line to stop dozens of trucks from delivering supplies into Gaza in protest of the continuous rocket fire on the south.
“Enough is enough; we are sick and tired of this!” said Liana Peretz, one of the protest’s organizers, who lives in Kibbutz Kerem Shalom. “It is inconceivable that my kids need to wake up in the middle of the night and run to bomb shelters, or need to be afraid of balloons and kites. The time has come for the government to wake up and do something.”
Alon Schvartzer, director of policy for Im Tirtzu, said that they arrived to show solidarity with the people of the south.
“We cannot tolerate a situation in which residents in our country are subject to unrelenting acts of terrorism,” said Schvartzer.
“Decision-makers must allow the IDF to achieve a decisive victory and restore quiet to the south,” he said. “This is not only a struggle of the residents of the south, but a struggle of all the residents of Israel.”