x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Raid on Gaza hits tunnel

Israeli warplanes struck the southern part of the Gaza Strip in an overnight raid following Palestinian rocket fire.

Israeli warplanes struck the southern part of the Gaza Strip in an overnight raid following Palestinian rocket fire, Palestinian witnesses and the Israeli military said. The aircraft attacked a tunnel on the Rafah sector on the border with Egypt, but no one was injured, said witnesses. A military spokesman confirmed the raid, saying they had hit a tunnel used for arms smuggling and in response to rocket fire from the Palestinian side.

One rocket was fired into southern Israel late on Sunday from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip though it landed without causing any injuries or damage, the Israeli army said earlier. That brought the total number of rockets fired since Thursday to nine, the army said, one of which killed a Thai farm worker in southern Israel. Israeli warplanes have struck back with a series of air strikes on the Gaza Strip. So far the raids have slightly injured two people.

*AFP