The Israeli Air Force fires missiles into Beit Lahia town, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Several children suffered anxiety attacks. The army also invaded Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses reported that the bombardment in Beit Lahia led to damages, but led to panic attacks amongst several children.

Also, four Israeli military bulldozers and three tanks, based at the Sofa Israeli Terminal on the border with Gaza, carried out a limited invasion into an area east of Rafah while firing at random.

Armed resistance groups in Gaza claimed responsibility for firing several shells into Sderot town, in the Negev; at least five shells were fired into the area.

Meanwhile, the Israeli army reported that its war-jets bombarded a specific target in northern Gaza, reportedly used by the resistance as a launching pad for firing shells into adjacent Israeli areas.

An Israeli military spokesperson stated that Israel hold Hamas responsible for the latest escalation in Gaza, and added that the army will continue to target “any group that attacks Israel”.

Israel said that four Grad missiles were fired from Gaza into Netivot and Sderot leading to damages but no injuries.