After three days: Crossing activity resumes
Firing rockets toward civilian population centers violates international law and is a war crime. However, this is the fourth time in recent months that the Israeli security establishment has restricted movement through the crossings as a response to the firing of rockets toward its territory. The security establishment has also reduced the Gaza fishing limit following rocket fire. These steps raise suspicion that movement is being restricted not because of security, but rather as a means of applying pressure on the civilian population in an act that can be defined as collective punishment and is in contravention of international law.