On Monday evening in Israel, more than 100 rockets and mortars fired from Gaza hit southern Israel. One struck a bus traveling near the border with Gaza. The IDF reports that a 19-year-old Israel standing near the bus was seriously injured.
According to the IDF, the Iron Dome missile-defense system intercepted some missiles, while others have struck Israeli homes and buildings near the border. The IDF said it has responded by launching strikes against terror targets in Gaza.
JNS.org reports that the IDF stressed that the mission was not intended to kidnap or assassinate any Hamas targets.
At the same time, the flare up along Gaza also comes just after a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas was reportedly reached through Egyptian and Qatari-backed negotiations, JNS.org reports.