Israel bombs tunnels, marble factory in Gaza

Israeli planes carried out strikes on tunnels and a building east of Gaza city, causing damage, security forces said.

Israel bombs tunnels, marble factory in Gaza

World Bulletin / News Desk

Israeli planes carried out strikes on tunnels and a building east of Gaza city on Saturday, causing damage but no casualties, security forces and the Israeli military said.

Two of the strikes hit in the tunnel area of Rafah between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday morning, while sources reported a third strike on an open area of the eastern Strip.

A Hamas security official also said two tunnels were targeted and the building that was hit was a marble factory. Reuters quoted him as saying there were no casualties.

Gazas economy is dependent on the tunnels, increasingly under attack by both Israeli and Egyptian forces. Tens have been killed in the underground system over the past months, and dozens more over the nearly three years of Gaza siege. The industry remains, however, the only growing work opportunity in Gaza.

Israel launched on Dec. 27 a massive offensive in Gaza, killing more than 1434 Palestinians, a third of them children, and wounded at least 5300.
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