(Communicated by the IDF Spokesperson)

Earlier this morning, two armed gunmen were identified approaching the Gaza Strip Security fence north of the Kerem Shalom Crossing in an attempt to plant explosive devices. An IDF force crossed the fence and fired at the gunmen, who also began firing. During the exchange of fire, the gunmen were killed, and on their bodies the forces uncovered an explosive device, two AK-47 rifles, hand grenades and military vests.

Yesterday, 111 humanitarian aid trucks crossed into the Gaza Strip via the Kerem Shalom crossing. Over 100 humanitarian aid trucks, 450,000L of fuel and natural gas are shipped into the Gaza Strip on an almost daily basis.