O Egyptian army spokesman, Gharib Abdelhafez, assured, through a statement, that “during the ongoing fighting in the Gaza Strip today, one of the Egyptian border surveillance towers was accidentally hit by fragments of a projectile from an Israeli tank” .
Also in a statement, the Israeli army said it had “immediately expressed its regret” over the unintentional incident and that investigations into what happened were underway.
Kerem Shalom is a goods crossing point located in the border triangle between Israel, Egypt and the Gaza Strip, south of the Rafah terminal, through which humanitarian aid trucks heading to the fenced-in Palestinian territory have been passing since last Saturday. by Israel following a Hamas attack on Israeli soil on October 7th.
According to Egyptian media, the Israeli attack “did not disturb the passage of aid”.
The Islamist group Hamas launched a surprise attack on southern Israel on October 7 with the launch of thousands of rockets and the incursion of armed militiamen, taking two hundred hostages.
In response, Israel declared war on Hamas, a movement that has controlled the Gaza Strip since 2007 and which is classified as terrorist by the European Union and the United States, bombing several of the group’s infrastructures in the Gaza Strip and imposing a total siege on the territory with cuts of supply of water, fuel and electricity.
The conflict has already caused thousands of deaths and injuries, among military personnel and civilians, in both territories.
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