Israel’s Air Force strikes tunnel in northern Gaza

Israel’s Air Force fired on a tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip that the military said is used for terrorist purposes.

A direct hit on the tunnel was confirmed early on Wednesday morning, the Israel Defense Forces Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement.

The strike was in retaliation for a Kassam rocket fired from Israel on northern Israel Tuesday evening, according to the IDF. No injuries or damage was reported from the rocket.

Since the beginning of 2012 more than 265 rockets fired from the Gaza Strip have hit southern Israel, according to the IDF.

In a separate incident on Tuesday, shots were fired at IDF soldiers performing what the military spokesman said was “routine operational activities” near the security fence in central Gaza.

No injuries were reported, but two armored vehicles sustained light damage during the incident. The IDF said that Israel Air Force aircraft and armored forces opened fire at “suspicious targets” in response.