Israel blew up the residence of Hamas leader Gaza Yahya Sinwari on Sunday night, and the organization responded with a rocket attack in Tel Aviv.
Health officials there said that at least three Palestinians were killed in Israeli airstrikes on open spaces and a large number of residents were injured. Reuters reported that the bombing echoed in Gaza during the night.
Due to a rocket attack from Gaza, some Israelis in Tel Aviv and its suburbs spent the night in a shelter. About 10 people were injured when escaping the shelter.
Since the conflict broke out on Monday, at least 148 people have died in Gaza, including 41 children. Israel reported 10 deaths, of which 2 were children.
The Israeli army announced that due to a rocket fired from Gaza, a siren had sounded in the city of Beer Sheva in southern Israel.
The BBC reported that Israel announced that it had the highest record of rocket attacks on the Gaza Strip last week. How many weapons does Hamas have in total?
Foreign policy analyst Jonathan Marcus said that it is impossible to estimate the inventory of missiles that Hamas has, but there is no doubt that there are thousands of missiles of different ranges.
Some rockets were smuggled into Gaza through a tunnel in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, but it is believed that most rockets were produced in the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli military said on Twitter: “We recently destroyed a warehouse containing weapons. The warehouse is located in the house of the Hamas team in central Gaza. We also destroyed the Hamas naval weapons warehouse in southern Gaza.”
The BBC said there are conflicting reports on whether Israel is considering a ceasefire.
The British “Financial Times” quoted two Western diplomats as reporting that the United Nations, Egypt and Qatar are working on a temporary ceasefire to allow the only power plant in Gaza to receive fuel. Israeli officials believe that the plant may run out of fuel tomorrow.
However, the Israeli media quoted their own sources as saying that when the government’s security cabinet met earlier today, it did not even propose a ceasefire.
The Israeli military announced on Twitter that a batch of rockets had been fired from Gaza to southern Israel.
Hamas rocket attacks continue.