GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli military vehicles crossed into the Gaza Strip near the northern Erez crossing on Wednesday morning, witnesses told Ma'an.
Director of the Palestinian civil liaison department at the Erez crossing Mahir Abu Al-Ouf said the passenger crossing was temporarily shut down during the ongoing military operation.
Eyewitnesses told Ma'an two Israeli bulldozers and three military tanks entered the Palestinian side of the crossing, and were digging land and searching the area.
No clashes were reported.
An Israeli military spokeswoman said forces were conducting "routine activity" in the area. A spokesman for COGAT (the Israeli defense department in charge of the crossing) said Erez was open.