Five Palestinian citizens were wounded and one went missing after an Israeli raid at a tunnel in Rafah near the Salahuddin border gate with Egypt at dawn Thursday in the third such raid since last night.
Local and medical sources told the PIC reporter that the warplanes targeted a tunnel used for supplying the Strip with gravel and construction material in Qishta suburb near Salahuddin gate.
The reporter said that the ambulance crews carried the five casualties to the hospital while search was still on for the missing person, who is feared killed in the blast that caused the total collapse of the tunnel.
Local sources said that the warplanes launched two air raids one on the tunnels area on Wednesday night causing big damage and starting fire but no human losses.
The second raid targeted a tin house in Shujaia area starting fire in it and causing big explosions.
A spokesman for the Israeli army claimed that the raids were in response to the firing of rockets at Israeli targets.
The Israeli occupation forces had recently escalated aggression on the Gaza Strip and launched a number of raids that caused damage and destruction in a number of areas.