Israel hits target in Gaza, Hamas terrorist killed in tunnel collapse


( The Israeli Air Force (IAF) struck a target in the Gaza Strip following a rocket launch from the territory early Monday morning.

An Israeli Air Force fighter jet. Credit: Getty Images. 

The rocket fired from Gaza did not hit Israeli territory, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reported. In response, the air force struck a Hamas military post in Gaza. 

Earlier in October, Palestinian terrorists fired a rocket at southern Israel that narrowly missed residential areas in Sderot. The IAF also hit several Hamas targets in response.

Meanwhile, a Hamas terrorist was killed in a tunnel collapse, according to a statement released by the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’ military wing.  It was the second Hamas tunnel fatality so far this week.

Since Operation Protective Edge in 2014, a number of new tunnels have been discovered by the IDF that originated from the Gaza Strip. 

Posted on October 24, 2016 .