Israeli airstrikes hit arms factory, tunnels


JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli Air Force bombed a building and two smuggling tunnels in Gaza.

Wednesday night’s raid was in response to a Kassam rocket attack near a kibbutz in the western Negev several hours earlier.

The building located in Gaza City was used to produce weapons, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

Some 55 rockets and mortar shells have been launched at Israel in the past three months, the IDF said. More than 250 rockets have targeted Israel since the end of Operation Cast Lead in January and more than 750 in 2009.

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