Palestinians: Israelis Launch Gaza Air Strikes on Tunnels Near Egyptian Border

Palestinian officials in the Gaza Strip says Israeli planes have attacked smuggling tunnels around the Gaza-Egypt border and a disused Hamas security base near the town of Khan Younis.

The Hamas base had already been largely reduced to rubble in previous attacks since the Jan. 18 end of Israel's land campaign in the strip, but this time a mosque left standing inside the compound was destroyed.

Israel has launched sporadic attacks on smuggling tunnels and Hamas outposts since the offensive ended and Israel independently declared a truce.

The Israeli military confirmed that aircraft carried our attacks early Wednesday, but had no immediate details.