A short while ago, in a joint IDF-ISA activity, an Israeli Air Force aircraft targeted a terror tunnel and several Hamas-affiliated militants in the northern Gaza Strip. A direct hit was confirmed.
The terror tunnel was intended for the infiltration of terrorists into Israeli territory and for the execution of terror attacks against Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers.
The targeting of the terror tunnel and militants was in response to recent terrorist activity by Hamas, including the barrage of mortar shells, Qassam and Grad rockets fired from Gaza at the Israeli home front over the past week.
Over 130 mortar shells, Qassam rockets and Grad rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip and landed in Israeli territory since the beginning of the year, 56 of which were fired just this week.
The IDF will respond with strength and determination to any attempt to use terror against the citizens of Israel.