Israeli forces launched a heavy attack on Gaza last night, striking with ground, naval and air forces in response to more rocket attacks from Hamas militants.
The Israeli army said the overnight operation, which lasted around 40 minutes, was designed to destroy a network of tunnels used by the Palestinian militants.
In a brief statement this morning, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said it had used 160 aircraft, tanks, artillery and infantry units along the border to strike 150 targets and damage many kilometres of the Hamas ‘Metro’ network.