Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Israel bombs smuggling tunnel in Gaza

From the ABC Online, "18/09, by Middle East Correspondent Anne Barker:

Israel has confirmed that its forces have bombed a smuggling tunnel under the border between Gaza and Egypt.

Warplanes bombed the tunnel, which is used to smuggle weapons, explosives and goods into Gaza from Egypt, in the first such air raid in two months. . . . in retaliation for a militant mortar attack on a border crossing between Gaza and Israel. The mortar strike came as emergency medical patients were being carried out of Gaza by ambulance.

The day before that, a rocket fired from Gaza exploded on the Israeli side of the border. No-one was hurt in either incident.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his country is not prepared to accept continuing rocket fire into its communities and will respond to every shooting.

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