IDF finds fourth smuggling tunnel in Rafah
Israel Defense Forces soldiers uncovered another arms smuggling tunnel in the Gaza Strip town of Rafah yesterday. Army sources said that the operation - uncharacteristically for Rafah - met with no armed resistance from the Palestinians.
Yesterday's tunnel hunt was sparked by information obtained from Rafah residents during last week's Operation Rainbow. Troops entered the town yesterday before dawn and searched the Kishta neighborhood until the tunnel was discovered in the late afternoon.
Army sources said that this was the fourth arms smuggling tunnel troops had located since the start of Operation Rainbow. A fifth tunnel on which the soldiers received information has still not been found.
Also before dawn yesterday, soldiers killed two armed Palestinians who were spotted approaching the Karni-Netzarim Road in northern Gaza. After sunrise, when soldiers searched for the bodies, they found a rocket-propelled grenade launcher and several grenades for it alongside the corpses, as well as two Kalashnikov rifles and several cartridges of ammunition. Army sources said that they believed the two men were planning to attack civilian vehicles on the road to Netzarim.