After a quick investigation, the army said the rocket alert sirens were a false alarm.
The strike followed a rocket fired late Tuesday toward Israel's southern coastal city of Ashkelon. "'In any case, I have instructed the IDF to be prepared for any scenario". It was intercepted by the anti-missile Iron Dome defense system.
Israel Air Force on Wednesday night targeted three terrorist objectives in Gaza including a weapons storage facility and a terrorist training facility.
Yesterday (Friday), a terrorist organization attempted to launch a rocket from Gaza into Israel but the rocket accidentally hit the home of the brother of Hamas Spokesperson Mushir al-Masri.
The military says it struck a Hamas military compound in southern Gaza early on Wednesday.
Despite the fact that the rockets fired at Israel recently have been the doing of the Islamic Jihad, Israel has made it clear that it holds Hamas accountable for any aggression coming out of Gaza. Thursday was also the 30th anniversary of Hamas's founding.
In an address from the White House, Trump defied worldwide warnings and insisted that after repeated failures to achieve peace, a new approach was long overdue, describing his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the seat of Israel's government as merely based on reality.