IAF Target Gaza Tunnels in Response to Rocket Attacks

Israel Air Force aircraft strike smuggling tunnels and tunnel used for terrorist activity in northern and southern Gaza Strip; strike in response to rockets fired at southern Israel the previous day.

The IAF targeted tunnnels in the northern and southern parts of the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire the previous day, according to a statement released by the IDF Spokesperson's Unit. Direct hits were confirmed.

IAF aircraft targeted two smuggling tunnels in the southern Gaza Strip and a tunnel used for terrorist activity in the northern Gaza Strip, according to the statement.

Gaza tunnel bombed by IAF

"The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers, and will respond with determination to any attempt to use terror against the State of Israel. The IDF holds the Hamas terrorist organization solely responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip," the statement said.

Two rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel on Tuesday night, causing minor damage to a house.

One rocket landed in an open area in the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council, while the other landed in Sdot Negev Regional Council, causing minor damage to a house. An alarm sounded throughout both areas prior to the explosion of the rockets.

On Sunday, the IDF launched an attack on a Gaza tunnel used by terrorists to infiltrate into Israel, in response to rocket fire from Gaza on Saturday. Three Qassam rockets were fired into southern Israel, landing in open fields in the Hof Ashkelon municipality.