Several videos went viral on social media Palestinian gunmen were seen opening a fire on a police van in Israel's Sderot.The Israeli military on Saturday said that Palestinian militants, Hamas, have infiltrated into Israel through the Gaza strip. The Israel Defense Forces said barrages of rockets were also fired from the blockaded Gaza Strip, killing at least one person in Israel. Rockets streamed across the sky repeatedly after the first launches from multiple locations across Gaza. The Israeli Army warned of sirens across the country's south and central areas, urging the public to stay near bomb shelters. The army also said it has declared a “state of readiness for war”. “In the last hour, a massive firing of rockets into Israeli territory from Gaza began, and terrorists penetrated into Israeli territory in a number of different locations,” a statement by the Israeli army social media platform X.
“Hamas … which is behind this attack, will bear the results and responsibility for the events,” it said.
The attack comes as a military wing of Hamas Al Qassam Bridages announced an operation — ‘Al Aqsa Floods’ and fired thousands of rockets in reponse to the ongoing provocations in Al-Aqsa and the treatment of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.