Seven people are wounded after a missile launched from the Gaza Strip hit a house in central Israel, police said. 1
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is interrupting his trip to the United States on account of the incident, has promised to answer
So far, no one has said they have committed the attack. But an Israeli military spokesman accused the Hamas militant group, which controls Gaza.
A week and a half ago, two missiles were launched to Tel Aviv and no one was injured. Israeli military responded with dozens of air strikes in Gaza, in which four people were injured.
Hamas and Israeli officials later said that these missiles were fired "in error."
The rocket explosion severely damaged the house and set it on fire.
The Israeli emergency service, David Adom, said three wounded children – a baby, a three-year-old, and a 12-year-old girl.
The blast also caused damage to at least one nearby home and several vehicles. Go to the Enhanced Room, "said Smadar Kastenovo, who lives against the house hit by the rocket, said Reuters, and as soon as we returned, there was a very strong boom."
Although the rocket triggered  Rens in the Sharon and Emek Heffer, the Israeli missile defense system of the Iron Dome does not seem to have been activated.
IDF spokesman Major Mika Lifshits accused Hamas of attacking. "
" We see Hamas as responsible for everything that is happening in the Gaza Strip, "she added.
May Liffsitz said that IDF had deployed two additional brigades in the area around Gaza, and that there was a "very limited" call of reservists.
The Israeli authorities also closed the border posts of Kerem Shalom and Erez with Gaza.
Prime Minister Netanyahu said in a statement: "There was a criminal attack on the State of Israel and we will react violently." for Israel to monitor our activities.
Hamas has not yet commented, but its leader, Yehita Sinvar, has canceled a public meeting scheduled for Monday afternoon. But Islamic jihad, another militant group, said, "We are warning the Zionist enemy to commit aggression against the Gaza Strip."
BBC Yolanda Kennel in Jerusalem says last rocket fire has dramatically increased tensions in the region just 15 days before Israel holds elections.
Netanyahu is currently in a tough battle with his chief rival, former IDF boss Benny Ganz.
The Prime Minister's campaign for the fifth term is overshadowed by a possible indictment of three cases of corruption