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JERUSALEM (AP) – The Israeli military says its aircraft have struck smuggling tunnels in the southern Gaza Strip.

It says aircraft went after two tunnels in two separate strikes Friday. Gazans dig tunnels to smuggle in weapons and other goods under the Gaza-Egypt border.

Gaza health official Moaiya Hassanain said one person was slightly injured.

The last airstrike took place two weeks ago. Violence around Gaza has sharply subsided since Israel concluded a bruising, three-week offensive in mid-January against militants firing rockets into its territory. More than 1,400 Palestinians and 13 Israelis were killed in that war. One of the aims of that war had been to stop smuggling.

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Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities. Launched in London in 1978, Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.

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