Last night, an Israeli Air Force (IAF) aircraft targeted an operational tunnel used for terrorist activity in the Gaza Strip. A direct hit was confirmed.

Terrorists intend to use such tunnels to infiltrate into Israeli territory and execute terror attacks against Israeli civilians and IDF (Zahal) soldiers.

The incident follows the recent firing of Qassam rockets into Israeli communities in close proximity to the Gaza Strip. The IDF (Zahal) holds the Hamas terrorist organization
solely responsible for maintaining the calm in Gaza and for any terrorist activity emanating from it. It will continue to respond with strength and determination to anyone engaging in terrorist activity targeting Israeli civilians.