While no one was injured, hostilities have been rising along the Gaza border over the past week.
On Thursday, at least six mortar shells were launched at IDF positions near the Gaza border, according to statements released by the military. No injuries or damage were reported in the two separate incidents.
The IDF reported that soldiers stationed in the area came under mortar fire and returned fire on a Palestinian position shortly thereafter...
The airstrikes targeted "terrorist networks belonging to the terrorist organization Hamas in southern Gaza Strip," a statement from the IDF Spokesperson's Unit said.
The statement said the IDF will continue to act "with determination, and do whatever it takes to destroy Hamas's tunnels encroaching on Israeli territory."