Netanyahu Warns of Retaliation for Rocket Attacks

29 targets hit in Gaza Strip following terrorist attacks
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a joint press conference

JERUSALEM—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of powerful Israeli retaliation following the firing of 60 rockets into Israel by Palestinian Islamic Jihad Wednesday.

Hamas Leaders Admit to Building Tunnels to Kidnap Israelis

Israeli authorities discovered tunnel system last week
Israeli soldiers enter a tunnel discovered near the Israel Gaza border / AP

Hamas leaders confessed on Monday that they had been planning to kidnap Israelis using a recently discovered tunnel system burrowed deep beneath the Israeli-Gaza border, according to reports.

Israel Finds Tunnel Dug Under Its Gaza Border, Blames Hamas

1.5 mile long tunnel built with construction materials previously refused to territory
Israeli Defense Forces / AP

Israel displayed on Sunday what it called a Palestinian “terror tunnel” running into its territory from the Gaza Strip and said it was subsequently freezing the transfer of building material to the enclave.

Isolated Hamas Faces Money Crisis in Gaza Strip

A tunnel worker shovels sand outside a smuggling tunnel on the border between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip / REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot

GAZA (Reuters) – Hamas is struggling to meet its payroll in the Gaza Strip, where income from taxes has been badly hit since neighboring Egypt started destroying a network of tunnels used to smuggle food, fuel and weapons into the Islamist-run enclave.