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IAF targets Gaza terror tunnels; 4 injured

Palestinians report four people hurt after air force strike against explosives smuggling tunnels in Strip

The Israel Air Force struck two terror tunnels in northern Gaza Strip overnight. The IAF confirmed hitting its targets, adding the fighter jets returned from their mission safely.


The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said the strike followed recent rocket fire at Israel: Tuesday saw a Qassam rocket fired at the Eshkol Regional Council, causing no harm.


Palestinian sources said that the strike took place in the vicinity of Jabal Rees, a neighborhood east of Gaza City.


According to the Gaza emergency services, four people suffered mild-to-moderate injuries as a result of the strike, including two women, one of whom is allegedly pregnant. All four are being treated at the Shifa Hospital in Gaza.


Palestinian eyewitnesses told Ynet that two blasts followed the strike, one of which in a "plastics factory," where the injuries took place. The second blast, according to the sources, was in an unpopulated area.


The Palestinians also reported multiple drone sightings in the area overnight. According to some reports, the strikes targeted a terrorist cell and an explosives lathe mill.


Elior Levy contributed to this report



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