Israel starts striking Hamas targets throughout Gaza in response to rocket attack

The Israeli army has begun striking the Gaza strip, hours after a Palestinian rocket hit a home close to Tel Aviv.

Israeli airstrikes have reportedly hit the house of Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza, the militant group’s radio community stated. Haniyeh is probably going unhurt, because the group’s management usually evacuates potential goal buildings when an Israeli strike is anticipated.

Israeli forces in the meantime say they’ve struck Hamas’ intelligence and inside safety headquarters.

Palestinian militant group Hamas is accused of firing a rocket into Israel from Gaza early on Monday. The rocket hit a household dwelling in Moshav Mishmeret, close to the capital of Tel Aviv, injuring seven individuals. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) responded by instantly calling up “thousands” of reserves and mobilizing two armor and infantry brigades.

The attack prompted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to minimize his journey to the US brief. Returning to Israel on Monday, Netanyahu vowed to reply “forcefully.” US President Donald Trump lent his help to the Israeli strikes, recognizing Israel’s “right to defend itself.”

There aren’t any casualty experiences but from the most recent airstrikes. A Hamas naval place west of Gaza City and a coaching camp in northern Gaza have been reportedly among the many targets. Unconfirmed experiences recommend that an insurance coverage firm’s constructing in Gaza City has additionally been struck.

Israel has closed the Erez and Kerem Shalom border crossing factors and opened bomb shelters close to the strip. Palestinian militants responded to the strikes by launching rockets at Israeli cities close to the border, in accordance to the IDF.

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a ceasefire brokered by Egypt, Palestinian officers informed Reuters afterward Monday evening.

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