IAF Hits Smuggling Tunnels in the Gaza Strip

Date: 25/02/2009, 4:02 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

The IAF recently attacked seven smuggling tunnels in the Rafah border area and identified hitting. Secondary explosions were seen following the attacks on a number of the tunnels, thus proving the presence of weaponry and/or explosives.

This attack was carried out in response to the two Qassam rockets that were fired at Israeli communities today, in addition to the ongoing firing of Qassam rockets, mortar shells and Grad missiles that have not ceased despite the holding of fire that began on January 18th.

The attack follows an additional aerial attack on Sunday (Jan. 22) when IAF aircrafts hit six tunnels used by Hamas to smuggle weaponry in the southern Gaza Strip.

Since the beginning of the week, four Qassam rockets have been fired at Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip.