A Palestinian man was killed and five others were injured by two separate air raids targeting the borders are between Egypt and Rafah, southern Gaza Strip.

Medical sources said that Yousif Abu Mer’y, 23 years old, arrived dead to the hospital while the five other sustained moderate wounds.

Witnesses said that Israeli jetfighters attacked the border area twice. The military said they bombed tunnels that are used by local fighters to get weapons into the Gaza Strip.

Israel started its siege on Gaza in June of 2006, rendering the 1.5 million Palestinians living there lacking basic food, medical and fuel supplies. The under ground tunnels are used in most cases to get the needed supplies into Gaza.