Rocket Fired at Israel Hours After Netanyahu Threatens ‘Crushing Blow’ on Gaza

One rocket was fired at Israel's south from the besieged Gaza Strip Sunday, the Israeli army said, amid tensions between Israel and Palestinians in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's presentation of the Mideast peace plan.

Sirens were heard in the city of Sderot and Sha'ar Hanegev regional council. The Israeli military confirmed that it identified the launching of one rocket. No damage or casualties were reported. 

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Palestinian factions have launched rockets and explosive-laden balloons toward Israel over the last ten days, to which Israel responded by targeting Hamas positions near the border fence as well as tunnels and arms depots, according to army statements.

Hours before the rockets were fired, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would not agree to any aggression emanating from the Strip, and is prepared to hit the enclave with a 'crushing blow.'

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The premier added that Israel "is powerful," and still hasn't demonstrated all of its capabilities.  

Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett said while touring the Gaza Division Sunday that the "Reckless conduct of Hamas leaders in Gaza is pushing us to carry out a lethal attack on the Strip," without saying when and where.

"No one will be immune from Israel's future actions," the defense minister said, adding that those "actions will differ from those taken in the past.