The Israeli Air Force bombarded, on Wednesday at dawn, seven areas in the Gaza Strip killing one resident, and wounding two others. The army also carried out a limited invasion into northern Gaza. The attacks targeted border areas, and the Gaza International Airport. Palestinian medical sources at the Abu Yousef al-Najjar Hospital in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, reported that three residents were located under the rubble of a siege-busting tunnel in al-Jaradat area, east of Rafah.

An Israeli army spokesperson said that the attacks targeted two tunnels, and added that the shelling comes in retaliation to Palestinian homemade shells fired into adjacent Israeli areas.

Furthermore, the army also bombarded the Gaza International Airport, in Rafah.

The airport was shut down since the beginning of the al-Aqsa Intifada in late September 2000.

It was repeatedly attacked and bombarded by the Israeli army, while army bulldozers also bulldozed its runways and demolished several buildings.

Furthermore, a number of Israeli military vehicles carried out a limited invasion into the former Dougit settlement, in Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

The army also fired shells into different directions causing damage to a number of buildings.

Local sources reported that four talks and a military bulldozer advanced 200 meters into the area and leveled some structures.