The Israeli military on Thursday said it attacked Gaza Strip weapons manufacturing sites following mortar fire toward Israel. According to the AP, The military stated three air raids hit their targets early Thursday in response to a string of Gaza mortar attacks at southern Israeli communities.
Israel said five projectiles were fired at Israel, lightly wounding one person.
Israeli army Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi on Wednesday said that "the situation in Gaza is volatile these days." "We've witnessed deterioration and the planting of numerous bombs along the border," he said, according to ynet. "There will be more incidents here; the fighting near the security fence will continue and we must be prepared, perhaps to operate on a broader level."