Several Israelis were wounded by mortar shells fired at the Erez Crossing as Palestinians from Gaza were entering Israel for medical care, forcing the closing of the crossing specifically designated for medical aid for Gazan residents.
On August 4, 167 trucks carrying 3,361 tons of goods and supplies entered Gaza via Kerem Shalom Crossing.
The Hamas tunnel industry used to be a well-known conduit for smuggling weapons, goods, funds and terrorists into the Gaza Strip. Now Hamas is using their tunneling know-how and resources for terrorist attacks on Israeli territory.
Since the start of Operation Protective Edge, at least 1,350 rockets have been launched at Israel, striking at the civilian population throughout the country, from north to south.
The main objective of Operation Protective Edge is to re-establish stability for the citizens of Israel. Israel cannot accept a reality in which millions of its citizens are subject to the whims of radical Islamic terrorist organizations.
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