Following a Kassam rocketattack on southern ,the IAF bombed targets in the Gaza Strip overnight Thursday, hitting an armssmuggling tunnel in Rafah and a weapons factory in Khan Yunis.The military said the attack was conducted by the air force in cooperation withthe Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency), and that the aircraft returned to theirbases unharmed. Palestinian sources reported several casualties, although their conditions wereunclear. The sources claimed a medicine factory was damaged in the attack. The IDF said the attack came in response to a Kassam rocket attack on theEshkol region earlier Thursday. The rocket damaged a building but caused nocasualties. “The IDF will continue to respond harshly to any attempt to disrupt the calm insouthern ,”a statement issued by the IDF said.