Israeli bulldozers invade Gaza after air strike: witnesses

Israeli military vehicles invaded the Gaza Strip following warplanes struck the Gaza Strip early near the southern city of Khan Yunis, witnesses said.

Israeli bulldozers invade Gaza after air strike: witnesses

Israeli military vehicles, including three armored bulldozers invaded on Friday the Gaza Strip following warplanes struck the Gaza Strip early near the southern city of Khan Yunis, witnesses said.

The air strike targeted a tunnel under Gren Linde, an Israeli military spokeswoman said.

Also on Friday, witnesses in Gaza said Israeli military vehicles, including three armored bulldozers, razed farmland about 100 meters east of Gaza City. Israeli forces also reportedly fired on houses in the area.

The overnight strike took place in the town of Al-Khuza'a, close to the Green Line. Medical officials at An-Nasser Hospital in the nearby city of Khan Younis said that while the strike caused a state of panic among residents of the area, there were no physical injuries.

The military also said the strike was a response to mortar shells that were fired from northern Gaza on Thursday night.

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.

Agencies
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