Gaza smuggling tunnel 311 (R).
(photo credit: REUTERS)
The IDF spokesperson on Tuesday overnight confirmed that Israeli Air Force (IAF) aircraft attacked a terrorist tunnel in northern Gaza.
Precise hits were identified in the attack, and all IAF aircraft returned safely to their bases, according to an IDF statement.
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The attack was a response to rocket fire launched from Gaza into Israel in recent days, the spokesperson said.
Gaza sources said there were no casualties in the strike.
The targeted tunnels are used to infiltrate terrorists into Israel and to carry out terror attacks against Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers, the spokesperson added.
"The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli citizens and IDF
soldiers and will continue to act firmly and strongly against anyone who
engages in terrorism against Israel," the statement said.
Earlier Tuesday, two Palestinians were killed after the IAF bombed a Global Jihad terror cell
preparing to launch a rocket into Israel in the central Gaza Strip.
The attack was a joint IDF-Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) operation
and the two Palestinians killed were identified as Mohammed Said and
Kamal Abu Moamer, two known Global Jihad operatives based in the
southern Gaza Strip. Security officials said that the two were attacked
as they were preparing to launch a rocket into Israel.Reuters contributed to this report.