It is well known that for any smooth bounded (connected) domain $\Omega\subset\mathbb R^d$ with $d\ge2$, we can define a Green's function $G:\Omega\times\Omega\to\mathbb R$ in $\Omega$ which is smooth on $\mathring\Omega\times\mathring\Omega\setminus\Delta$, such that $$ G*\phi(x) = \int_\Omega\! G(x,y)\phi(y)\,\mathrm dy$$ solves the Poisson equation $-\Delta(G*\phi)=\phi$ in $\Omega$, and $G*\phi=0$ on $\partial\Omega$. Distributionally, we have that $-\Delta_x G(x,y)=\delta_y(x)$, and that $G(x,y)=0$ for $x\in\partial\Omega$, $y\in\mathring\Omega$. We know that we may write $$ G(x,y) = g(x-y) + f(x,y) $$ where $$ g(x):= \begin{cases}-\frac{1}{2\pi}\log|x| & d=2\\ \frac{\alpha_d}{|x|^{d-2}} & d\ge3\end{cases}$$ for some smooth $f:\mathring\Omega\times\mathring\Omega\to\mathbb R$ obtained by solving the Laplace equation.

What I was wondering was whether we can assert that $\nabla_x G(x,y)$ is nonvanishing on the boundary $x\in\partial\Omega$ for $y\in\mathring\Omega$.