Israeli rockets hit Gaza tunnels

Two tunnels in southern Gaza Strip struck by Israeli aircraft.

    Palestinians use the tunnels to ferry food supplies and other necessities into the Gaza Strip [AFP]
     

    Israel launched a war on the Hamas-ruled Gaza territory in December and January last year.

    More than 1,400 Palestinians were killed in the war.

    Dozens of tunnels are said to criss-cross between southern Gaza and Egypt's Sinai desert, providing a lifeline to Gaza residents who are starved of basic supplies due to Israel's blockade of the territory.

    Sources say there are more than 6,000 Palestinians employed in the clandestine industry.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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