Israeli fighter pilots bombed and destroyed a five-story building used as Hamas Internal Security Headquarters on Thursday afternoon.
The soldiers were ordered to remain on base due to the situation in southern Israel.
The interior security unit of Hamas is "considered to be an executive branch of Hamas' political leadership."
The extensive attacks carried out by the IDF resulted in the destruction of about 150 military and strategic targets of the Hamas terrorist organization, delivering a severe blow to the terrorist organization.
The Red Alert was heard in Be'er Sheva for the first time in years.
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"Hamas is moving away from a settlement, and approaching a campaign in which it will receive a severe blow."
The IDF has begun to deploy additional Iron Dome aerial defense batteries around major Israeli cities in the south.
The targeted assassination allegedly took placed during one of Israel's retaliatory attacks in Gaza early Thursday morning.
He went on to say that if the current escalation "isn't contained immediately, [the] situation can rapidly deteriorate with devastating consequences [for] all."
"Shortly you'll be hearing explosions resulting from IDF activity in the Gaza Strip," Eshkol Regional Council leaders told residents.
Israelis went scrambling for cover in the Jewish communities of Yad Mordechai and Netiv Ha'Asara, Ohr HaNer, and Erez, among others.
The Iron Dome anti-missile defense system intercepted two of the rockets.
The engineers were working on the security barrier at the time of the attack.
The Anadolu report did not specify at which stage of the truce the release would be carried out, nor whether or not it would involve releasing Hamas terrorists who are behind bars in Israel.
It all started when Israel hit back.
The incident was the third shooting attack in less than a month.
The IDF said they are prepared for any scenario in Gaza.”
The air strike took place near the security fence along the border with eastern Gaza.
Hamas believes Fatah is hoping Gaza will remain embattled in order to avoid its negotiating its own independent peace terms with Israel.
"With every day that passes, our counter terrorism capabilities around the Gaza Strip are growing stronger."
The arson attacks are continuing unabated as Israel continues the merits of another so-called "ceasefire" with Hamas.
"The surrender agreement with Gaza took effect three days ago and does not include soldiers and civilians."
Both attacks used drones that fired on the terrorists, one in the morning hours, the other around noon.
Gazans breached the fence, hurled firebombs and an explosive device in the border fence area and then returned into the Gaza Strip.