Israeli warplanes have targeted and attacked a number of supply tunnels in the Gaza Strip in what the Israeli military said was retaliation for Palestinian rocket fire into southern Israel.
Witnesses and medics said nine air raids struck supply tunnels on the border between the blockaded coastal sliver of Gaza and Egypt. The aerial assaults wounded at least three people and damaged homes in the area.
Gaza continues to suffer from the aftermath of the massive Israeli military offensive from December 2008 to January 2009. More than 1,400 Palestinians were killed during three weeks of Israeli land, sea, and air assaults in ‘Operation Cast Lead ‘. The offensive also inflicted $1.6 billion damage to the Gazan economy.
Most of the damage in Gaza has not been repaired due to an Israeli blockade that has prevented construction materials from entering the territory.