Gaza militants launched at least 10 missiles on Monday night in their latest fire injuries, as Israeli forces hit the main targets, including the Hamas leader's Ismail Haniyeh office. The blast of rockets from Gaza hit Israeli towns around the border, including a house in the town of Sderot. No one was hurt.
Sirens could be heard crying in southern Israel in the midst of the recent rocket fire.
Israel's strikes had come in response to a rocket attack from the Palestinian territory earlier Monday. It also came across a force in Israeli troops and rocket defense systems ahead of what is expected to be a new battle with the Islamic militant group.
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"Israel will not tolerate this. I will not tolerate this," said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier Monday during a white meeting with President Trump.
"Israel reacts strongly to this malicious aggression," he said. "We will do what we need to do to defend our people and defend our state."
Before the Israeli airstrikes, Hamas & # 39; s leadership went into hiding. In both explosions, Israel fired warning shots to evacuate the buildings.
"This morning, a rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip in central Israel," Israel's defense forces (IDF) said in a statement. "In response, the IDF fighter plane was recently targeted at Hamas President, Ismail Haniyeh's office in the northern Rimal neighborhood of the Northern Gaza Strip. The building hit was host to many military meetings and was previously hit during Operation & # 39; Defense of Defense in 201
"This prominent Hamas building is used for terrorist acts by Hamas. It was targeted at IDF strikes throughout the Gaza Strip. Hamas is responsible for all events in the Gaza Strip and originates from it."  CLICK HERE TO GET FOX NEWS APP
Netanyahu was presented with a "target bank" that was assembled in advance by the IDF as it is custom, but this time they were called "Otzem Goals "or bigger goals. Netanyahu approved all the goals one by one.
The recent escalation of violence began early Monday when a rocket fired from Gaza struck a home in central Israel and wounded seven people. Israel promised to respond "sharply" and increase the prospect of a fourth war between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers.
The early morning rocket fired from the Gaza Strip knocked out a residential building and slipped it into ruins with tiles, broken furniture, and dirt scattered around. A crushed baby's crib lay among the windows and two family dogs died in the explosion.
Expected a strong Israeli response, Gaza's Hamas leaders have apparently gone underground. Witnesses reported that Hamas evacuated its staff from state premises. Hamas also announced that the Gaza chief, Yehiya Sinwar, had canceled a scheduled public speech. Israel also closed its main transitions to Gaza and imposed restrictions on fishing off the Gaza Strip.
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Fox News & # 39; Trey Yingst, Lucia I. Suarez Song and The Associated Press have contributed to this report.