Ma'an News Agency
February 10, 2010 - 1:00am

The Israeli military confirmed reports from Gaza residents that warplanes struck targets in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday morning, causing damage the the already destroyed airport site in Khan Younis but no injuries.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said strikes came in retaliation for projectiles launched into the western Negev in recent days.

In a separate statement, the army also warned that it would "continue to operate firmly against anyone who uses terror against the State of Israel. Hamas is solely responsible for maintaining peace and quiet in the Gaza Strip."

The airstrikes targeted the Yasser Arafat International Airport in Dahaniya, said BBC correspondent Shadi Al-Kashif. Five missiles struck the facility in total, Agence France-Presse quoted a witness as saying.

Israeli forces last targeted the airport on 3 February in response to an attempted naval attack. Three Palestinians were wounded in those airstrikes, which also targeted a tunnel along the Gaza-Egypt border.


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