The Israeli military says it is attacking targets in the Gaza Strip in response to threats from a Palestinian militant group there.
At least eight Palestinians, including a child and a Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander, have been killed, Gaza’s health ministry says.
It follows days of tensions after Israel arrested a senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad member in the occupied West Bank.
The Gaza-based Palestinian Islamic Jihad had threatened to hit back by bombing central Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said Israel would not allow “terrorist organizations to set the agenda. END.