Israel strikes Islamic Jihad targets in Strip in retaliation and slaps sanctions: Fishing zone limited, Gaza crossing shut, merchants barred.
Later on Sunday night, six people were reportedly killed in midnight airstrikes in Syria. The Syrian army said that the strikes emanated from an Israeli aircraft that operated outside its airspace.
Islamic Jihad later confirmed two of the dead were their operatives, while the independent Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said four others were from Iran-backed militia.
Israel continued to face heavy rocket fire all Monday morning, with more than 15 rockets fired from the Strip. One of the rockets fell in a private home’s yard and in a children’s playground, but caused no damage or injuries. In retaliation, the Israeli army said it struck an underground Islamic Jihad infrastructure in the Strip.