The Israel Defense Forces says it has struck two tunnels and two weapon production sites in the Gaza Strip in response to “Hamas’ security violations” in recent days.
The first tunnel was located near the northern Gaza city of Beit Hanoun, according to the IDF.
The second, near the southern Gaza city of Khan Younis, was first struck during the 2021 Gaza war. The IDF says it had identified recent efforts to rebuild it.
“The two tunnels did not cross into Israeli territory and did not pose a threat to Israeli civilians,” the military says.
Additionally, two sites allegedly used by Hamas to manufacture weapons were targeted in the strikes.
“The strikes were carried out in response to Hamas’ security violations in recent days,” the military says, referring to rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip and a major rocket barrage from Lebanon on Thursday.
“The IDF holds the Hamas terrorist organization responsible for all terror activities emanating from the Gaza Strip and it will face the consequences of the security violations against Israel,” the IDF adds.