(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) GAZA, Oct 30 (KUNA) -- The Israeli forces on Monday pounded and destroyed a tunnel in central Gaza Strip, killing at least six Palestinians.
In a statement to reporters, Spokesman of the Palestinian Health Ministry Ashraf Al-Qodwa said that six Palestinians were killed and nine others were injured, including one in a critical condition, by the Israeli bombing of the tunnel in Deir Al-Balah neighborhood.
For its part, the Israeli army said its forces blew up a tunnel on the Gaza Strip border near the Israeli security fence. It also stressed that it has deployed anti-rocket Iron Dome batteries on the border with Gaza in anticipation of rockets firing from Gaza groups.
The Palestinian resistance groups have vowed to retaliate the Israeli attack.
In a statement, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement said it considers a number of options to respond to the Israeli escalation. (end) wab.ibi