TEL AVIV, May 20 (RIA Novosti) - Israeli warplanes
carried out a bombing raid in Gaza overnight, targeting
smuggling tunnels leading from the Palestinian enclave to
Egypt, and weapons-making facilities, the military said.
No fatalities have been reported, but Palestinian medics
said a local woman was injured in one of the tunnel bombings.
Israel says the tunnels are used to smuggle weapons into the
The Haaretz daily cited an Israel Defense Forces spokesman
as saying four border tunnels were hit, along with two
The attack came in response to rocket and mortar fire from
Gaza militants. Islamist group Hamas, which controls the
Palestinian enclave, said one of its security positions had
also been targeted.
On Tuesday, Palestinian militants fired a Qassam rocket
into southern Israel, wounding a teenager in Sderot and
damaging a building.