An IDF force detonated this morning, in a controlled explosion, a powerful explosive charge that had been placed by Palestinians close to the security fence and the road between the Nahal Oz crossing and the Karni crossing.

In the early morning hours a force of reservists identified the explosive charge. IDF forces closed the road to traffic, evacuated the Karni crossing and detonated the charge in a controlled explosion.

The vigilance of the soldiers prevented a serious terrorist attack, where supply trucks pass through the Karni crossing, and where soldiers and civilians pass as well.

The IDF Spokesperson claims that this event is a part of the policy of terror and incitement that the Palestinian Authority uses, in order to escalate the situation, and this is in contrast to the Israeli initiatives to bring about a cease-fire.