Several wounded as Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza: Army
Gaza City: Israeli aircraft hit two
targets in southern Gaza Strip early today, wounding several
people, the army and witnesses said.
In the first strike, they blew up a metal workshop in
the town of Khan Yunis, and in the second, targeted a
smuggling tunnel in the border town of Rafah, the army said.
Witnesses said several people were injured, but their
condition was not immediately clear.
The Army said the strikes were in response to a rocket
attack Thursday that hit an empty workshop on a kibbutz in
southern Israel, causing no casualties.
"We will not tolerate the firing of rockets and we
will continue to respond harshly to attempts to disrupt the
calm in southern Israel," an army spokesman told.
The rocket, the first to be fired across the border in
a month, struck as US Vice President Joe Biden was winding up
a visit to the region.
According to Israeli government data, Palestinians
have fired a total of 146 rockets and 71 mortar shells at
Israel since its military offencive in the Gaza Strip ended in
January last year.
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