Israel strikes Hamas targets after rocket fired from Gaza
"Earlier tonight, a rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel. In response... an IDF aircraft targeted a Hamas military post in the northern Gaza Strip," the army said.
On November 12, Israel assassinated a senior Islamic Jihad leader in the Gaza Strip, sparking a two-day flare-up which killed 36 Palestinians. No Israelis died.
Islamic Jihad fired around 450 rockets at Israel, many of which were intercepted by the Iron Dome defence system.
Hamas has controlled Gaza since 2007, and until this month's escalation, Israel had held the movement responsible for all rocket fire coming from the territory.
Israel has fought three wars with Hamas and allied armed groups in Gaza since 2008 and imposed a blockade on the strip.
At least 348 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire in Gaza since March 2018 - more than half of them during demonstrations.
Others have been killed in air strikes or by tank fire.
Palestinians are demanding that Israel ease its blockade of the Strip and that Palestinians be allowed to return to their ancestral homes, from which Israel expelled their families in 1948.