TEL AVIV, March 26. /TASS/. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have carried out additional strikes in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to the rocket attack on the State of Israel.
After the declaration of a ceasefire, in the early hours of Tuesday, Palestinian radicals launched about 30 missiles targeting Southern Israel, the army press service reports. In response, the Israeli military hit 15 military targets in the Gaza Strip.
The conflict took another turn when in the early morning of March 25, a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip struck a residential building in the moshav (agricultural community - TASS) of Mishmeret in Central Israel, north of Tel Aviv. The attack left seven people injured including children. In response to the rocket fire, the army launched an offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was forced to cut short his official visit to the US citing the developments in Israel.
The previous military operation in Gaza dubbed Protective Edge lasted 50 days in July-August 2014, its official objective was to force the Palestinian enclave to cease rocket attacks on Israel.