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IAF strikes Hamas tunnels in response to Gaza border blast
By Amos Harel, Anshel Pfeffer and News Agencies
Haaretz - Israel
Israel Air Force aircraft struck before dawn Wednesday tunnels used for smuggling goods and weapons on the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt.
Rafah residents began to flee their homes in panic as the Israeli aircraft struck three times, Hamas officials said. There was no initial word of any casualties.
The Israel Defense Forces spokesman said the attack came in response to a remote-control bomb attack at the Gaza Strip security fence Tuesday, which killed an Israel Defense Forces tracker and wounded three other soldiers, one seriously...more