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IAF strikes Gaza tunnel
Attack on smuggling tunnel follows rocket fire on southern Israel; hit on target confirmed

IAF fighter jets struck a Gaza smuggling tunnel overnight, following the rocket fire on southern Israel, Tuesday evening.


The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said that the target was a passageway through which terrorists were smuggled into Israel.  



The IAF reported hitting its target. No casualties were reported by the Palestinians.


A Qassam rocket exploded Tuesday in an open area at the Eshkol Regional Council, just a half an hour after a mortar shell hit the same area. No injuries or damage were reported.


The rocket attacks were the first since Thursday, when a Qassam exploded in an open area, once again in Eshkol Regional Council.


Head of the Eshkol Council Haim Yalin lamented the breaking of the long calm that had graced the area since April.


"Today this calm was shattered for the second time, and this does not surprise us. What is surprising is the month and a half of peace we had," Yalin said on Thursday.


"Qassam fire is unsurprising because we know who lives opposite us on the other side (of the border)."



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