Israel strikes Gaza ‘terror tunnel’


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Air Force destroyed what it called a "terror tunnel" in the central Gaza Strip in response to two rockets fired from Gaza that struck southern Israel.

The tunnel targeted early Wednesday morning was used to try to infiltrate Israel and execute terror attacks against civilians and military personnel, the IDF said.

Two Kassam rockets fired from Gaza struck southern Israel overnight Wednesday. They did not cause any injuries or damage.

On Wednesday, air raid sirens sounded across Israel for the third day of a nationwide emergency preparedness drill. All Israelis, including 2 million school children, were instructed to enter safe rooms or bomb shelters during the 11 a.m. drill. Another siren was slated to sound at 7 p.m.

Israel’s Cabinet entered an underground "atomic situation room" located in the mountains surrounding Jerusalem for the first time during Wednesday morning’s drill.

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