IDF Targets Three Gaza Smuggling Tunnels

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GAZA STRIP - In response to Kassam rockets and a mortar shell fired on southern Israel by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, Israel Air Force jets targeted Hamas smuggling tunnels along the border with Egypt on Tuesday night.

The IDF confirmed the air strikes, which destroyed several arms smuggling tunnels.

Two people were killed and six wounded in the air strike, according to Palestinian sources.

One Kassam rocket exploded in a field in Kibbutz Zikkim, just south of the coastal city of Ashkelon, causing no injuries or damage.

Since the beginning of the year, Gaza-based Palestinians have fired some 720 rockets, mortar shells and Grad missiles (Katyushas) into southern Israel.

Meanwhile, an Israeli driver was lightly injured in a drive-by shooting near Shiloh in the Binyamin Regional Council north of Jerusalem on Tuesday afternoon.

In a separate incident, Arab residents threw rocks at an Israeli bus traveling on the Gush Etzion road near Hevron.

Arabs also threw firebombs at Israeli cars near the Gush Etzion tunnels, caused minor damage to one vehicle.

Overnight Tuesday, IDF troops arrested 14 Palestinians in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) suspected of terror-related activities. The men were taken in for questioning.

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