“Threats to target the movement’s leadership is a declaration of war, which we will confront," PIJ vowed Sunday.
The Red Alert incoming rocket warning system did not activate although it's not clear why.
The Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group claimed at least another three of the dead were members of its ranks as well.
Some 20,000 Arabs rioted on Shabbat at several locations along the Gaza Strip border fence, torching tires and throwing explosive charges at IDF soldiers.
The terrorist targets included a Hamas headquarters building, the Hamas Internal Security Ministry, and the office of Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh.
The Code Red incoming rocket alert siren was triggered dozens of times in southern Israel more than an hour after midnight on Friday night.
“The discovery of firebombs is more proof [the Hamas-driven riots] on Friday were a cover for terrorist acts."
Hamas is not the only entity trying to set things on fire. Iran and its proxies, such as Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah, have sought to infiltrate into Judea & Samaria and create armed cells there.
"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."
The lab is also working on improving existing technologies as well as developing new ways of discovering what lies beneath the surface, and methods of mapping the dynamics below.
Eizenkot, who ended a US visit early following the rocket that hit a civilian neighborhood in Beersheba, found himself engaged in his own survival war .
Explosions from Gaza rattled the windows as far away as Ashdod. Listen to the embedded video.
"They are not coming for a peaceful coffee. They are coming to murder as many of us as they possibly can.”
The deaths occurred during two rounds of major riots and numerous continued smaller-scale “demonstrations” led by Hamas at the Gaza border.
"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."
Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar said he would only stop firing rockets, and demanded in return that Israel stop attacking the Gaza Strip in response to the balloons carrying explosive charges.
The Red Alert triggered in the Ashkelon Coastal district.
"Irresponsible terrorists are leading you to an escalation right before winter, when the hardships in Gaza increase."
Islamic Jihad blamed the IDF, but the IDF says they weren't involved in the explosion.
“The repeated instances in which international organizations are hijacked by Hamas highlights the urgent need for greater oversight by both NGOs and their donor governments."
"It would be worthwhile [for Hamas] to pay attention, not only to what we are saying, but to what we are doing."
Eyewitnesses said the Israeli raids had spread to the town of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, and a powerful explosion rocked Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.
Residents of the home were evacuated, as were neighbors, and a police sapper neutralized the device.
Two commemorations of events in the short history of the Jewish-Arab conflict will take place this week, and either one could start a war.
A barrage of alarms blared through the middle of the night, waking families up out of a sound sleep in southern Israel.