Israel Closes Gaza Border in Effort to Pressure Hamas to Halt Rocket Attacks
TEL AVIV, Israel—Israel on Sunday closed its civilian border crossing with the Gaza Strip, preventing thousands of Gazans from getting to work, in Israel in an effort to pressure Gaza’s ruler Hamas to halt rocket attacks against southern Israel.
The Israeli closure comes after Palestinian militants fired two rockets at Israel Friday night and one on Saturday morning, the third round of rocket attacks against southern Israel since Monday night. No Israelis have been injured by the rockets. One Gazan was injured Friday after a rocket fell short of reaching Israel and landed within Gaza, the Israeli military said in a statement.