Israeli warplanes have launched an attack on the city of Khan Yunis in southern Gaza Strip, Palestinian and Israeli officials say.
An Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed the early Friday airstrike, saying that the Israeli fighter jets targeted a tunnel used by the Palestinians to import food and supply, AFP reported.
Palestinian security officials said that no one was injured in the overnight attack.
Israel charges that Palestinians use the Gaza Strip tunnels to ‘smuggle’ weapons for cross border attacks.
However, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip say that they use the tunnels — also known as Gaza feeding tubes — to import food, medication and other vital supplies into the besieged enclave.
The 1.5-million population of the Gaza Strip has been under an Israeli imposed strict siege for more than two years.
In order to increase pressure on the blockaded residents of Gaza, Tel Aviv frequently targets means by which the Palestinians obtain their rudimentary necessities.
On Thursday, Israeli tanks and bulldozers invaded the eastern border areas of the strip, destroying cultivated agricultural Palestinian land. On the same day, Israeli naval forces opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats off the sliver.