Hamas condemned Israel’s decision to shutter the Kerem Shalom crossing on Monday calling it “a crime against humanity,” only hours after Prime Minister Netanyahu announced the citing the continuous launching of fire kites from the Gaza Strip towards the Jewish state.”
Netanyahu’s approval of additional measures to tighten the siege and prevent the entry of goods into Gaza is a new crime against humanity,” Fawzi Barhoum, spokesman for Hamas said in a statement. Palestinian Islamic Jihad meanwhile called the move a “declaration of war.”
Speaking at the Likud faction meeting in the Knesset, Netanyahu vowed to “act with a heavy hand against the Hamas regime in the Gaza Strip,”
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