Israeli army destroys tunnel from Gaza

  • Israeli army destroys tunnel from Gaza

Israeli army destroys tunnel from Gaza

Israeli forces on Sunday destroyed a "significant" cross-border attack tunnel from the Gaza Strip, which the military said was being dug by the enclave's dominant Islamist terror group, Hamas.

Palestinians say the two killed were members of the Al-Quds Brigade, the military wing of Islamic Jihad.

Reports from Gaza's Hamas-controlled Health Ministry said Tuesday that two Palestinians were killed in what was described as an assassination by an Israeli military drone.

The IDF pounded Hamas targets inside Gaza on Monday night in response to several rockets fired by Palestinian terrorists at Israel earlier. The alleged incident took place near Beit Lahiya.

Hamas did not respond immediately to a request for comment.

On Thursday, Israel also targeted Gaza sites with air strikes and tank fire after what a military statement described as "a projectile" was sacked into southern Israel.

The IDF said the Iron Dome successfully intercepted the rocket.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the rocket fire, which came hours after Israel shelled a Hamas position in Gaza in response to a missile shot from Gaza.

Tensions along Israel's border with the Gaza Strip flared up Monday, capping a week of rocket fire at Israel by terror groups and responses in turn from the army.

As well as tunnels under the border with Israel, there are also tunnels that run underneath Gaza's border with Egypt, which are used to smuggle in food and other supplies, as well as weapons.

In addition to the missile found in the kindergarten, another hit a Sderot street, causing damage to nearby cars and a house, officials said late Friday.

Four Gazans, including two Hamas militants, have died since the announcement last Wednesday.