On Wednesday Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country was destroying the capabilities of extremist groups in Gaza.
“Over 4,000 rockets were fired by Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza,” he said.
He added that Hamas rockets targeted civilian areas in Tel Aviv, and Israel wanted to deter Hamas and sought to avoid civilian casualties, he said.
The Prime Minister said Hamas had created an extensive network of tunnels in the Gaza Strip. “Hamas stores weapons inside a network of tunnels in Gaza,” Netanyahu said.