IAF Aircraft Strikes Gaza Tunnel After Kassams Land in Israel


kassamIAF aircraft struck a terror tunnel in Northern Gaza today in response to overnight rocket attacks. Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip hit open fields in the Ashkelon Hof municipality, while one landed in the Gaza strip. No injuries or damage were reported following the attack.

The IDF spokesperson said the strike was accurate and on target, Channel 10 reported. There were no reported injuries.

“The IDF will not tolerate residents of the area around the Gaza Strip being under fire,” Channel 10 quoted the statement of the IDF spokesman as saying.

“We will continue to act strongly against any attempt to harm citizens of the State of Israel. This is the responsibility of terror organization Hamas,” the IDF spokesman statement said.

On Thursday morning an Israel Defense Forces soldier was wounded lightly by an explosive device planted near his tank in the southern Gaza Strip. The soldier was mildly hurt from shrapnel in the device and the tank was unharmed.

This was the first significant incident in the strip after a few months of relative calm in the area, and it appears as though tensions are on the rise. Earlier this week Israel Air Force planes attacked a Palestinian cell that planned to fire rockets from Gaza to Israel.

{Haaretz/Matzav.com Newscenter}