Israeli aircraft have struck out at smuggle tunnels along the Gaza-Egypt border, the Reuters news agency has reported.
Residents said three strikes early on Wednesday sent hundreds of people fleeing the Gaza town of Rafah, Hamas officials said.
Witnesses said a bomb or missile caused a large explosion, but there was no reports of any casualties.
An Israeli army spokeswoman said she was checking the report.
The strike is said to have been a response to Tuesday’s attack by Gaza militants on an Israeli military vehicle.
The vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb while patrolling the Gaza border, killing one soldier and wounding three others.
One of the goals of Israel’s offensive has been to halt weapons smuggling into Gaza.
The strikes come despite a ceasefire between the Israelis and Hamas, which began more than a week ago.
The truce followed the Israeli military’s 22-day offensive against Gaza’s Hamas rulers.
Warplanes carried out hundreds of strikes against smuggling tunnels during the conflict.
However, smugglers resumed work shortly after the ceasefire.
Hamas and Israel declared separate ceasefires and are negotiating through Egyptian mediators on a longer-term truce.
source : yahoo news