The IAF has launched six raids on separate sites in the Gaza Strip, according to local reports.
The IDF confirmed the strikes on Twitter, saying: “A short while ago, IAF fighter jets struck Hamas terror targets in northern Gaza.
“The strikes were conducted in response to the heavy machine gun fire that targeted the city of Sderot, southern Israel, & numerous shooting attacks throughout the day.
The IDF is prepared to continue fulfilling its mission to ensure Israeli civilians’ security and sense of security.”
Video footage of what is thought to be the strikes shows the night sky light up and the sound of a powerful explosion.