IAF strikes Gaza weapons factory, tunnels

Three tunnels associated with terrorist activity, weapons site targeted, 2 reported injured.

January 24, 2012 14:22
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Gaza Tunnel Destroyed [file]

Gaza Tunnel Destroyed 311. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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The IAF on Monday night struck a weapons manufacturing site in central Gaza, two tunnels associated with terrorist activity in northern Gaza and a tunnel in the southern part of the Strip.

IAF aircraft recorded direct hits on its targets. Palestinian media reported two injuries in the strikes.

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Tuesday afternoon, two Kassam rockets fired from the Gaza Strip exploded in an open field the Eskhol Regional Council. No injuries or damage was reported.

In a statement released after the strike, the IDF Spokesman reiterated that it holds Hamas responsible for all terror activity emanating from Gaza and will continue to respond forcefully to attacks on Israeli citizens.

According to the statement, the raid comes in retaliation to three mortar shells fired from Gaza in recent days.

A rocket was fired onto southern Israel on Friday and three mortar shells exploded in the Eshkol Regional Council on Saturday. No injuries or damages were reported. In response, the IAF struck terrorists in southern Gaza on Saturday.

Yaakov Katz contributed to this report.

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