Israeli air force strikes terror tunnel

Tuesday, January 30, 2007 |  by Staff Writer
In a response to the suicide bombing that killed three in Eilat, Israel’s air force bombed a terror tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip near the Karni Crossing on Tuesday.

The Israeli army said Palestinian terrorists intended to use the tunnel to carry out an attack against Israeli citizens “in the immediate future.”

According to security officials there were secondary explosions after the strike indicating that there were explosives in the tunnel.

“The terrorist organizations continue to act against the interest of the Palestinian population and make cynical use of the area of the Karni crossing, which serves as one of the main lifelines of the Palestinian population - allowing the passage of merchandise and medical supplies in and out of the Gaza Strip,” the army statement said.

“The IDF will continue to use all resources at its disposal to strike at the terror infrastructure within the Gaza Strip in order to ensure the security of Israeli citizens.”

Terrorists have attempted to carry out attacks through the Karni crossing in the past. Just last August the Israeli army uncovered a tunnel leading from the Gaza Strip to the Karni crossing.

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