Israeli Army Conducts Airstrike Targeting Southern Gaza Strip

Israeli Army Conducts Airstrike Targeting Southern Gaza Strip

Israeli Army Conducts Airstrike Targeting Southern Gaza Strip

The Prime Minister was apparently referring to an Israel Air Force strike in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday which the army said "targeted a terror infrastructure.in the southern Rafah region, adjacent to the Egypt-Gaza Strip border".

The tunnel stretched a total length of around a kilometre and a half, he said. According to the Israeli military, the tunnel was made by the Hamas, which is a terrorist group that has a major influence in the Palestine complex.

The strikes occurred within the Gaza Strip, while further means were used in Israeli territory.

Conricus said Sunday Israel was defending its sovereignty with the destruction of the tunnel and was not seeking an escalation.

The army said that it views Hamas as responsible for what happens in Gaza.

The Israeli army did not elaborate on reasons and the exact target of the airstrike. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), said on Facebook.

Israeli Army Conducts Airstrike Targeting Southern Gaza Strip

Israeli aircraft attacked a target in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, the army said, and also closed the goods crossing between the Palestinian enclave and the Jewish state.

The tunnel destroyed early Saturday morning is believed to have been a Hamas tunnel which stretched for nearly a kilometer running under the Kerem Shalom crossing near the gas pipeline and continued into Egyptian territory.

It is also building an underground wall in the area around the Gaza Strip to stop such tunnels. "Hamas must understand that we will not allow these attacks to continue and that we will respond with even greater force", he told reporters before boarding a flight to India. "There are people who say that the IDF attacks sand dunes - this isn't true".

It is the second time Kerem Shalom has been closed in under a month.

The strike came shortly after the military announced it would not be opening the Kerem Shalom Crossing into the Gaza Strip on Sunday, following a "situational assessment".

On Friday, approximately 1,000 Palestinians took part in violent demonstrations in four separate locations along the security fence surrounding Gaza, rolling burning tires and throwing rocks at the barrier and the soldiers on the other side, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

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