The Israeli Air Force carried out a series of air strikes targeting several areas in the Gaza Strip, wounding two residents and causing excessive damage. Local sources reported that Israeli F-16 jets fired several missiles at the border area between the Gaza Strip and Egypt.

The targeted area is believed to contain siege-busting tunnels. The two residents suffered mild-to-moderate wounds and were moved to Abu Yousef al-Najjar Hospital in Rafah, in the southern part of the region.

The Quds Net news website reported that several residents who were in a bombarded tunnel were initially trapped, but managed to exit it on the Egyptian side.

The army also bombarded open areas in Dir al-Balah in central Gaza, and in Khan Younis in southern Gaza.

Furthermore, the Israeli Air Force fired several missiles at a blacksmith workshop in al-Zeitoun neighborhood in Gaza City. The workshop was totally destroyed; no injuries were reported.

In related news, Israeli soldiers detained, Thursday evening, two residents near the Sofa Crossing, east of Rafah.

The two were riding a cart when the army attacked them leaving behind the cart, and the donkey dragging it.