An Israeli-Egyptian blockade imposed on Gaza after the Hamas takeover 11 years ago has devastated the local economy while failing to prevent militant groups from developing and expanding their arsenals.
No injuries were reported and workers were believed to have evacuated after the warning shots.
Attack reportedly triggered by botched Israeli raid in Gaza. Debris was strewn across the streets and glass crunched underfoot.
A spokesperson for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group also based in Gaza, meanwhile, threatened to launch rockets targeting Tel Aviv. "No place is safe in Gaza".
"An independent probe into the atrocious Israeli crimes should be declared right now, and Hamas is ready to provide all proof of the Israeli crimes against humanity", the group said late Monday, calling on the United Nations to indict Israel in the International Criminal Court.
The rockets, which continued into the evening, lit up the skies of Gaza and set off air raid sirens throughout southern Israel.
"Requests from Hamas for a cease-fire came through four different mediators". His defense minister resigned in protest on Wednesday, sparking a political crisis. It was later revealed that the man was a Palestinian from the occupied West Bank living in Israel. It was not clear if the other two were civilians.
A 40-year-old Palestinian man was killed in Ashkelon on Monday night, and eight others were wounded in the strike - one of several to breach Israeli defences.
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The former adviser was now under investigation, the prosecutor said, declining to reveal the names of any of those facing charges. Last month, Turkish officials accused another Saudi prosecutor, Saud al-Mojeb, of being uncooperative during a visit to Istanbul.
At a demonstration staged in the rubble of Hamas' TV station, demolished by an Israeli airstrike, crowds chanted the name of Hamas' military wing. In Israel, one person was killed in a rocket strike.
On the Israeli side of the border, residents said they had stayed close to shelters throughout the night. -Gen. Ronen Manelis said. Hardline Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said he had opposed "transferring the money to Hamas". Israel said Hamas fired more than 400 rockets at southern Israel. Conricus said all the buildings hit by the Israeli military were "owned, operated and used by Hamas".
The military said it had sent infantry and armoured reinforcements to the Gaza frontier. The organization's military intelligence headquarters and internal security headquarters were also bombed.
Lieberman's resignation delivers a major blow to Israel's ruling coalition and appears likely to spark early elections.
Violence erupted when a covert Israeli mission got exposed in Gaza on Sunday.
Israeli tanks move near the Israel Gaza border on Tuesday. Netanyahu will take over on an interim basis.
His comments Wednesday at a memorial service for Israel's first leader, David Ben-Gurion, were his first since the two sides ended their most intense round of fighting since a 50-day war in 2014.
Israel says its fighter jets have hit dozens of Palestinian militant targets overnight in Gaza after militants fired 370 rockets at Israel. Hamas then starting firing missiles into Israel, so far wounding at least 30 people, medical officials say.
Another spokesperson said the attack on the coastal city of Ashkelon showed the city "has entered the range of fire as a response to the bombing of buildings in Gaza".