Israeli warplanes attack Rafah

PressTV | Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:14PM

An Israeli Air Force F-16 fighter jet
Israeli warplanes have once again launched a strike against the tunnels area in Rafah in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

The attack took place late on Wednesday after a similar strike happened in the early hours of the day, a Press TV correspondent in Gaza reported.

Israeli fighter jets frequently bomb the tunnel network in Gaza, claiming that Palestinian resistance fighters use the tunnels to store and smuggle in weapons.

Palestinians, however, dismiss such allegations, insisting that they are forced to resort to the underground tunnels to bring in basic living supplies to the impoverished Gazans because the territory has been sealed off to the outside world by an Israeli blockade for over three years.

Some 1.5 million people are being denied their basic rights, including the freedom of movement and appropriate living conditions, in the coastal sliver.

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