Israeli warplanes 'launch raids' on Gaza Strip
* From correspondents in Gaza City
* From: AFP
* June 25, 2010 11:34AM
ISRAELI warplanes flew three raids against the Gaza Strip overnight,
wounding one person, witnesses and Palestinian medical officials said
A Palestinian man was hurt when the planes attacked the town of Rafah,
in the southern part of the territory close to the border with Egypt.
Nobody was wounded in the two other raids on the former airport, also
in the south, and the town of Beit Hanun in the north.
An Israeli military spokesman confirmed the raids.
"Our planes attacked an armoury in the north of the Gaza Strip and two
tunnels used for gun running in the south" from Egypt, she said.
"The raids are a reaction to the shelling (today) from the Gaza Strip
of the western sector of the Negev desert" in southern Israel, she
A dozen mortar rounds were fired from the Gaza Strip today, with seven
of them hitting Israel but none causing any casualties or damage, an
Israeli army spokeswoman said earlier.
Around 100 rockets and mortar rounds have hit Israel since the
beginning of the year, the army said.
However, the number has declined significantly since Israel launched a
devastating assault on the Hamas-controlled coastal enclave at the end
of 2008 to put a stop to rocket fire.