In response to recent rocket fire emanating from the Gaza Strip into Israeli communities over the weekend, an Israeli Air Force aircraft targeted overnight a terror tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip. A direct hit was confirmed.
Tunnels such as this one are intended for infiltrating into Israel and executing terror attacks against Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers.
This incident happened only three days after the last rocket firing incident. The IDF will not allow southern Israeli communities to live under constant threat of rocket fire, and will continue to respond with determination in any attempt to use terror against the citizens of Israel. The IDF holds the Hamas terrorist organization solely responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip.