Multiple explosions were heard from Gaza Strip on Thursday night, as the Israeli army reported conducting strikes in the area.
There were no immediate reports of casualties.
The Israeli army “is currently striking in the Gaza Strip,” read an army statement shortly after AFP heard at least three explosions.
“The Israeli airstrikes set off at least four loud explosions in Gaza. The Israeli military said it struck a pair of tunnels and two weapons-manufacturing sites,” read AP report.
A Palestinian security source said the strikes had hit several Hamas training sites in the Gaza Strip.
According to AP, Gaza quickly fired off a new barrage of rockets, setting off air raid sirens across southern Israel.
The Israeli airstrikes came after the Israeli army has said that it intercepted a barrage of rockets fired from Lebanon after Israeli police attacked Palestinians inside Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque for the second night in a row.
The rocket attack was followed by a burst of Israeli artillery fire back across the border, said Lebanon’s National News Agency without reporting any casualties.
According to the Lebanese report, Israeli artillery fired “several shells from its positions on the border” towards the outskirts of two villages after the launch of “several Katyusha type rockets” at Israel.
Meanwhile, Hezbollah, the armed group based in south Lebanon, said it would support “all measures” taken by Palestinians in the wake of the Al-Aqsa attacks.