Air attack sirens went off in the southern region of Israel bordering the Gaza Strip on Friday evening, a day after a registered rocket attack from Gaza.
"One launch has been detected from the Gaza Strip in the direction of Israel," the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said in a statement on Friday.
🚨INITIAL REPORT: Sirens sounded in the Eshkol Regional Council. Details to follow. pic.twitter.com/OsqNalVCfj— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) March 8, 2019
There have been no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
Later IDF said on Twitter that Israeli fighter jets conducted airstrike on several Hamas targets in Gaza.
Earlier tonight, thousands of Israeli families heard the sounds of air raid sirens and ran to bomb shelters when a rocket was fired from Gaza at Israel.— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) March 8, 2019
In response, our fighter jets and aircraft just struck several Hamas targets & underground structures in Gaza.
On 7 March Israel activated its missile defence systems after the registered rocket launch from the Gaza Strip on Israeli territory. "The missile defence system was after the launch," the military said in a statement. The Thursday's shelling did not result in any material damage or casualties.
The Israeli authorities have been blaming Hamas for Gaza residents’ aggressive actions toward Israel.