Last night, the IAF struck a smuggling tunnel in the southern Gaza Strip. A direct hit was confirmed.

The IAF targeted the tunnel in response to rockets fired at Israel’s southern communities over the past three days: eight mortar shells were fired and landed in open territories and a Grad rocket was fired early Friday morning, it landed in the Merchavim Regional Council, and caused damage.

The IDF (Zahal) holds the Hamas terrorist organization solely responsible for maintaining the calm in the Gaza Strip and for any terrorist activity emanating from it. The IDF (Zahal) will also continue to respond harshly to any attempt to use terror against the State of Israel.