IDF Strikes Gaza Tunnel After Qassams Land in Israel

Israel Air Force aircraft hit smuggling tunnel in northern Gaza following rocket attacks on Israel overnight Saturday.

IAF aircraft struck a terror tunnel in northern Gaza Saturday in response to overnight rocket attacks on Israel.

Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip hit open fields in the Hof Ashkelon municipality, while one landed in Gaza. No injuries or damage were reported following the attacks.

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A direct hit was confirmed, according to a statement of the IDF spokesman.

There were no reported injuries.

“The IDF will not allow the Israeli southern communities to continue living under constant threat, and will continue to respond with determination to any attempt to use terror against the citizens of Israel. The IDF holds the Hamas terrorist organization solely responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip,” the IDF 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.