Gaza Strip: Israel kills Hamas man, destroys tunnels
Israeli aircraft attacked a police station of the Hamas early Saturday in the southern Gaza town of Rafah, killing one and injuring several others, witnesses said. According to Rafah hospital officials, one Palestinian police officer died and three others were wounded in the airstrike.
On Friday, an Israeli aircraft attacked a car carrying Hamas security men in the Gaza Strip, killing one of them and injuring two others, Hamas officials confirmed. Hamas officials said the car was destroyed by the aircraft and all three men inside belonged to its security forces.
Meanwhile, the Israeli military announced that its forces operating in the Gaza Strip this week uncovered and destroyed seven tunnels used by Palestinians to smuggle arms and people. According to the reports, troops located the tunnels linking the coastal territory with Egypt during a military operation in southern Gaza Strip.
The tunnels were used by the Islamic group Hamas, which rules Gaza, to smuggle militants "to and from Egypt," and served as part of the organization's "weapons supply mechanism," the statement said.
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