Israeli Prime Minister, Benyamin Netanyahu, on Sunday, threatened to use âeven greater force if necessary,â after an Israeli strike on a tunnel at the Gaza-Sinai border in Rafah.
âThere are those who have said the IDF just targeted sand dunes â this is incorrect,â Netanyahu said in remarks to Israeli media beforeÂ departing on his trip to India. âHamas must understand that we will not permit these attacks and we will respond with even greater force.â
Â Hours later, the Israel army confirmed reports that the target of the strike was a HamasÂ tunnel on the Palestinian side of Rafah, claiming that it was used to smuggle weapons and militants into Gaza.
Â Following the attack, Israel announcedÂ closureÂ of the Karam Abu Salem border crossing, to the east of the city of Rafah in the Gaza Strip, until further notice.