Israeli jets strike Gaza, May 20, 2009

Israeli planes bombed the area six times, targeting underground tunnels used to smuggle goods into the besieged territory. In other raids they targeted armed men belonging to Hamas, according to the Islamist group.

Israel says Gaza militants use tunnels under the Egyptian border to smuggle weapons into the Palestinian territory.

The Israeli planes also attacked two metal workshops in Gaza, injuring two people, according to emergency services. The Israeli army says the two workshops were used to make rockets.

Israeli defence forces confirmed the attacks on the tunnels.

The rocket fired earlier on Tuesday caused some damage to the yard of the house in Sderot, an Israeli city a few miles from the Gaza border which is regularly targeted by Palestinian rocket fire.

The Israeli military says militants have fired more than 200 rockets and mortar rounds at Israel since the January 18 end of the 22-day military offensive against Gaza which Israel says targeted Hamas, the Palestinian enclave's Islamist rulers.

More than 1,400 Palestinians were killed during the operation, according to Palestinian data, while 13 Israelis were killed.

Since the end of the war, Israel has launched several air raids in response to rocket fire from Gaza.

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