The IDF Spokesperson denies the Palestinian claims that IDF soldiers opened fire this morning towards a convoy of Palestinian vehicles at the ‘Erez’ crossing. A convoy of three Palestinian vehicles made their way towards Gaza through the ‘Erez’ crossing. After passing through the crossing, the leading jeep of the convoy opened fire towards an IDF post.

The soldiers at the post returned direct fire towards the vehicle, from which the firing occurred. The convoy turned back towards a Palestinian structure from which shots were fired a second time at the post. IDF soldiers returned fire towards the sources of the shootings.Major General of the South Command, Major General Doron Almog, advised that a joined Israeli Palestinian team be established in order to investigate the circumstances of the events.