The Israeli air force fired, on Tuesday evening, several missiles at the Gaza International Airport, east of Rafah city, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Local sources reported that the army carried at least three consecutive air strikes at the main building of the airport. Excessive damage was reported, but no injuries.

This is the second attack against the idled airport since the beginning of this month.

The airport has been 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 destroyed its runways and demolished several buildings.

The airport officially opened to business in 1998, but it shut down after being severely damaged due to repeated Israeli shelling, airstrikes and due to having its runways bulldozed by the army.