IAF strikes access routes in Gaza; 9 arrested

The IAF struck two access routes in the northern Gaza Strip overnight Wednesday in an attempt to prevent terror cells from reaching rocket-launching sites. Hours later, IDF artillery units intensified the shelling in northern Gaza, focusing also on sites where rocket-launching cells had been identified in recent days. In the West Bank, security forces arrested nine fugitives in villages near Tulkarm, Ramallah, Hebron, and Bethlehem, as well as in the Jenin refugee camp.