Israel launches several air strikes in Gaza, 3 killed
The Israeli air force has launched air strikes in Gaza that targeted three tunnels and at an airport that is non-operational. Three Palestinians have died in the attacks but no injuries were reported.
On Tuesday, Israeli air force fighter jets launched several air strikes against targets in Gaza, which killed at least three Palestinians but there were no reports of injuries, according to Reuters
. Israel targeted three tunnels that allegedly were used to smuggle weapons into the coastal area and an airport that was not operational.
The attacks occurred hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi held a press conference where the Israeli leader announced his government would retaliate against the explosives that were found on the nation’s Mediterranean beaches. Palestinian fighters later claimed responsibility for the explosives, reports Al Jazeera
notes that the color red alert system was activated in the afternoon after a loud blast was heard when a Qassam rocket hit an open area in Eshkol Regional Council. Netanyahu told a recent cabinet meeting that “the government's policy is clear – every firing, of rockets or in general, will be dealt with harshly."
An Israeli military spokesperson verified the air attacks.