April 7, the Israel Defense Forces stated that the Israeli army launched an air strike on the Gaza Strip. At the same time, air defense sirens were sounded in several Israeli towns near the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli army issued a statement after the air strike, saying that the Israeli air force successively bombed two arms processing plants of the Palestinian Islamic
Resistance Movement (Hamas) in northern and central Gaza, as well as two underground transportation tunnels. The statement pointed out that the airstrike was in response to the recent Hamas attack on Israel
According to local media in Gaza, the Israeli army fired missiles at multiple targets in the east and north of Gaza City, as well as around the town of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip. Armed groups in the Gaza Strip fired anti-aircraft missiles in response.
In the early morning and late night of the 5th, the Israeli police clashed with Palestinians twice at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem, causing dozens of injuries and triggering strong condemnation and protests from Palestine. Armed groups in the Gaza Strip fired multiple rockets into Israel one after another.
On the afternoon of the 6th, armed groups in Lebanon fired 34 rockets at Israel. The Israeli army assessed that the attack was carried out by an armed faction affiliated to Hamas in Lebanon, so it launched a retaliatory attack on Gaza.