The rockets that were fired by Hamas were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome defense system; In response, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reportedly struck multiple military targets inside the Strip.

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) struck several Hamas military sites inside the Gaza Strip early in the morning on Monday after militants from the Iranian-backed terror proxy fired rockets into southern Israel, triggering alarms. Reports indicate that anywhere from 3-4 different sites were hit. Israel’s Iron Dome intercepted the rockets.

Five Israelis in the southern region of the country took on minor injuries while seeking out their bomb shelters.

Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi, IDF chief of staff, reminded the media that Israel holds Hamas responsible for any violence that comes out of Gaza. He stated that Israel would, “protect the Gaza border and will not accept any violation of Israel’s sovereignty of any kind.” He added, “We are vigorously attacking for every violation and we will continue to do so, and if they escalate, Hamas and the Gaza Strip will pay a heavy price.”

The targets struck in the retaliatory strikes include at least one terrorist tunnel, training compounds, a weapon production site, and weapon storage facilities.