Israeli jets destroyed a Hamas terror tunnel in Rafah, near the Egypt-Gaza border
Israeli Air Force planes attacked a terrorist target in southern Rafah near the Gaza-Egypt border, on Saturday night.
According to Arab reports, the target was a terror tunnel in the Rafah area of Southern Gaza near the Egypt-Gaza border.
“The Hamas terrorist organization is responsible for everything happening in and out of the Gaza Strip,” the IDF spokesman said, commenting on the attack.
The attack was in the area between Rafah and Kerem Shalom border crossings. Several terror tunnels have been dug and consequently blown up by the IDF, some of them even notorious for aiding in the abduction of Gilad Shalit to the tunnel that caused the launching of Operation Protective Edge.
Earlier, it was reported that the Kerem Shalom crossing will not open Sunday following an IDF situation assessment. The defense establishment has not yet provided further details on the reason for the closure of the crossing.
The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Maj.-Gen. Yoav (Poli) Mordechai, briefed the Palestinian Authority on the matter.
The decision is unusual because rockets have not been launched into Israel in recent days, and the scope of protests and violent riots on the Gaza border has also been diminishing.
On Friday, at the Gaza-Egypt border, a fisherman from the Gaza Strip was shot dead by the Egyptian army overnight for unclear reasons.
Medical sources in Gaza said that Abdullah Zeidan, 33, from the Shati neighborhood, was shot in the chest by Egyptian forces near the naval border with Egypt in the south of the coastal enclave.
He was taken to hospital but died early Saturday morning.