Security officials: Israeli airstrike kills 1, wounds 2 in northern Gaza

Story highlights

  • Israel Defense Forces say the airstrike was in response to an earlier attack by Hamas
  • The IDF says it targeted a terror tunnel and a weapons facility in northern Gaza
  • Palestinian security officials say the airstrike killed one man and hurt two others
An Israeli airstrike in northern Gaza early Sunday killed one man and injured two others, Palestinian security sources said.
The Israel Defense Forces said the strike was in response to attacks by Hamas against communities in southern Israel, including a rocket attack a day earlier that struck the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council and injured one woman.
The defense forces said it targeted "a terror tunnel and a weapon manufacturing facility" used to target communities in southern Israel.
"The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli civilians, and will operate against anyone who uses terror against the state of Israel," it said in a statement.