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Two Israeli airstrikes target Gaza

Arab World Materials 5 January 2011 02:44
Israeli warplanes have conducted airstrikes on two locations in the Gaza Strip, but there have been no immediate reports of deaths, injuries, or material damage.
Two Israeli airstrikes target Gaza

Israeli warplanes have conducted airstrikes on two locations in the Gaza Strip, but there have been no immediate reports of deaths, injuries, or material damage.

The attacks targeted the city of Dair al-Balah in central Gaza and the city of Rafah in the south, a Press TV correspondent said late on Tuesday night, shortly after the airstrikes.

Although Israeli military forces officially withdrew from Gaza in 2005, they still attack the territory often, frequently to bomb the tunnel network connecting Gaza to Egypt, saying Palestinian fighters use the tunnels for storing and smuggling weapons.

But the Palestinians dismiss the allegations, arguing they have resorted to the underground tunnels to bring basic needs to the impoverished Gazans because the territory has been sealed by an Israeli blockade for over three years.

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