The IDF, at this stage, is not necessarily disputing the PLO story, declaring instead: "The findings of the investigations are transferred to the Judge Advocate General's Office."
The Gazan fire-kites also burned down hundred of acres of nature reserve.
The establishment of a new community is a message of Zionism and strength in the face of terrorism,” says Housing Minister Yoav Gallant.
Sinwar said the relations between Hamas and Iran, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and its commander, Qassem Soleimani, are "strong, powerful and warm."
"Hamas' naval force was significantly damaged and a large part of its installations and production facilities were destroyed."
The government should resume targeted assassinations of terrorists, the public security minister says, after Gaza terrorists fire 130-plus mortars at Israeli border communities.
The video reveals the details of seven terror sites and the ordnance that was being produced and used by both of the Iranian-backed terrorist organizations in their effort to annihilate Israel.
"Residents of the Gaza Strip, it is time to wake up and understand that Hamas and Islamic Jihad are using you as hostages."
Mayor Uwe Becker posted his recommendation to social media on Tuesday towards the end of the first day of rocket and mortar attacks on southern Israel from Gaza.
"We must not drop the ball and we cannot lose sight of our main target -- Iran. The moment we destroy the head of the octopus, our situation ... will be much better."
The targets of the attacks stretched from the northern Gaza Strip, in the Beit Hanoun area, to the south, in the Rafah area.
"The IDF is prepared for a variety of scenarios and is determined to act against terrorist operatives and will continue to carry out its mission to protect the citizens of Israel."
The actions of the terrorist factions Tuesday night and in the next 24 hours will determine whether Israel will be forced into a wartime stance, or simply that of a heightened alert.
Ari Fuld takes us down to Israel's south were mortars are raining down.
Minister Steintz instructed the Israel Electric Company not to endanger its employees, however, and to repair the damage only after a lull in the attacks.
"Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit volunteers in the entire south are on high alert and will be ready at a moments notice to responds to any emergencies."
Since October, ten Hamas terrorist tunnels emanating from Gaza have been destroyed by the IDF.
The soldiers all suffered shrapnel wounds. They were evacuated to Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva.
The Iron Dome system carried out a number of interceptions in the area's skies.
"Israel will exact a heavy price from anyone who tries to attack it, and we view Hamas as responsible for preventing such attacks against us."
It is believed that the attacks were carried out in response to the killing of three Islamic Jihad activists two days ago.
According to Ma'an, the sound of the Israeli planes was still being heard over Gaza.
A number of mortars hit Israel in an additional barrage.
Some of the rockets hit inside Israeli communities, others were intercepted by Iron Dome.
"The municipality is prepared, and in the event that they're needed, the assistance and resilience centers are located and ready in the various neighborhoods."