Israel launched seven air strikes in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday striking tunnels along the border with Egypt and an abandoned building, Hamas officials said. The raids came after two explosive devices said to have originated in the Gaza Strip washed up on Israel's coastline.
Three Palestinians were wounded during the strikes. According to Reuters, eyewitnesses said the attacks were carried out by Israeli air force fighter jets at an abandoned airport and on tunnels.
Earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a news conference alongside Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that Israel would respond to the explosives found on the country's beaches. The Islamic Jihad said it had floated the explosives out to sea in a joint operation with two other groups including Fatah's al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades.