The Straits Times
Published on Sep 10, 2012

Four Israeli raids on Gaza after rockets fired


GAZA CITY (AFP) - Israel carried out four air raids against the Gaza Strip on Monday, wounding a Palestinian child, witnesses and Palestinian medics said.

The aircraft also targeted a police post in the El Tufah neighbourhood east of Gaza City and carried out two raids in the north of the territory, witnesses said.

Medics said that in a separate raid, which followed a rocket attack on Israeli territory, wounded a six-year-old boy while aiming for a smuggling tunnel between Gaza and Egypt near the Rafah crossing point.

The Israeli Air Force Plane was targeting "an arms factory, a site of terrorist activity and a terrorist tunnel in the north of the Gaza Strip and a smuggling tunnel in the south of the Strip," the Israeli army said in a statement.