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IDF bombs tunnel in retaliation for missile attack on Eilat

Thursday, February 9, 2017 0:05
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DEBKAfile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 as an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service. February 9, 2017, 8:34 AM (IDT)

In retaliation for Wednesday night’s missile fire on the city of Eilat, the IDF bombed the opening of a tunnel in southern Gaza, on the Egyptian border, several hours later. Two Hamas fighters were killed and five others were wounded. Out of the four missiles fired from the Sinai Peninsula, three were shot down by Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system and did not cause any casualties or damage, although several people suffered panic attacks. On Thursday morning, the ISIS affiliate in the Sinai took responsibility for the missile fire. DEBKAfile will release a special analysis on the cause of Wednesday night’s incident — the assassination of the affiliate’s number three commander.

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