The Israeli air force and tanks targeted a weapons manufacturing facility and other suspected terror targets in southern, northern and central Gaza, the Israeli army said.
"The security fence is paramount in protecting the civilians of the state of Israel and preventing terrorists from reaching our towns and communities. The Israeli army will continue to operate against those who use Gaza as a safe haven ... Israel hold the Hamas terror organization accountable for all acts of terrorism originating from the Gaza Strip," army Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said.
An Israeli police officer was stabbed in the back in an apparent terrorist attack Monday near the West Bank settlement of Adam. The officer was hospitalized in Jerusalem with the knife embedded in his back.
Israeli soldiers searched a nearby Palestinian village for the perpetrator. The incident followed a bus bombing in Bat Yam Sunday that injured a police officer in what investigators described as a terror attack.
The bus driver evacuated the passengers from the bus after they alerted him to a suspicious bag in the rear of the bus.