In response to increased attacks from Hamas-ruled territory, warplanes strike building used as munitions workshop, arms smuggling tunnels; no injuries reported.
In response to the continued rocket fire on the Negev region, Israeli warplanes struck overnight Saturday a building east of Gaza City and two arms-smuggling tunnels near Rafah, located in the southern part of the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave.
There were no reports of injury.
"The aircraft struck two tunnels and a building that housed a munitions workshop. The air strikes are in response to what has become the daily launching of rockets and mortars into Israel," an Israeli army spokesman said.
Friday saw a Qassam rocket fired from Gaza slam into an open area in Shaar Hanegev Regional Council. No injuries or damage were reported. Another rocket fired in the evening hours landed in the same area, but did not cause any injury or damage either.
The evening attack came shortly after the Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations filed an official complaint with the Security Council and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon over the increased rocket attacks emanating from Gaza.
Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Prof. Gabriela Shalev wrote in the complaint that 13 rockets and mortars had been fired towards Israel in September alone, this in addition to multiple attempts by Palestinian terrorists to infiltrate Israel.
Shalev urged the UN to condemn the attacks and said Israel would continue to defend itself.
Israeli aircraft struck a number of smuggling tunnels in Gaza this week in retaliation to the rocket attacks on the Negev.