The IAF carried out an air strike Thursday night on a tunnel dug by terrorists in the southern Gaza Strip. The army said the tunnel entrance was located in a house approximately 1.5 kilometers from the security fence. The tunnel was intended for infiltrating Israel and carrying out an attack, a spokesman said. It came after a day on which seven mortar shells were fired by Gaza terrorists into Israeli territory. The shells hit open areas and no casualties or damage were reported in the attacks. Also Thursday, IDF troops operating near the Kissufim crossing into Gaza came under fire. None of the troops were hurt, and they returned fire toward the source of the shooting. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has repeatedly stated that Israel will respond to every attack from Gaza.