The dry wording of the newspaper:
An Israeli man succumbed to his wounds after being hit by mortar fire from Gaza near the Erez border crossing. The incident marks the first Israeli death since the beginning of Operation Protective Edge.And some additional information from the radio: The man (name still withheld, till the family is notified) was a volunteer who visited our soldiers at the crossing to bring some home-cooked food, as a welcome respite from the field rations.
Erez border crossing serves mostly as a pedestrian crossing point, less for transfer of goods and materials to the Gaza Strip. It is important also as the main point for the sick and wounded from Gaza who are coming to Israel for treatment.
Should the crossing be closed by Israel in the circumstances?
You tell me.