Israeli jets strike Gaza Strip
Air-to-ground missiles from Israeli jets struck several targets in central and southern Gaza Strip Tuesday night, but no injuries were reported, according to Palestinian security sources, dpa reported.
Sources said that Israeli F16s targeted a smuggling tunnel in the town of Rafah under the border between southern Gaza Strip and Egypt. The tunnel was reportedly destroyed.
The planes also hit an empty building east of the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis. The building is close to the border fence between southeast Gaza Strip and Israel.
The area had witnessed clashes between Islamist militants and Israeli soldiers, during which one militant was killed and an Israeli soldier was injured Monday evening.
Sources also said that Israeli F16s attacked a deserted area in central Gaza Strip. The Israeli airstrikes were believed to be retaliatory attacks to an earlier mortar-shell attack on southern Israel.
The mortar shelling wounded two Israeli soldiers, and the armed wing of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) claimed responsibility for the attack.