Israeli military aircraft attacked targets in the Gaza Strip overnight, and the military said it was not using the weapons it had been using to attack Palestinian targets.
In a statement, the army said the strikes targeted “targeted locations in the northern Gaza Strip, including a building in the southern town of Khan Younis that was hit by three missiles.”
Israel began its offensive in Gaza last week, targeting Hamas and other Palestinian factions.
Since then, the Israeli military has fired more than 5,000 missiles at Hamas targets in Gaza, killing nearly 1,100 Palestinians.
On Thursday, the military announced it had destroyed a weapons factory and a military training center used by the Palestinian group Hamas in an attack on an Israeli military outpost.
Israel also said it had launched a ground incursion into Gaza in response to an aerial raid by Hamas fighters.
Airstrikes in Gaza have continued for the past three weeks, with the last reported strike taking place at around 7:00 a.m. on Thursday.
Israel’s airstrikes have led to the deaths of more than 2,400 Palestinians, including 2,200 civilians.
Israel said Friday it has killed 1,818 Palestinians, according to a report by the Gaza-based Palestinian Center for Human Rights.
That compares with an estimated 1,500 Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes since the start of the offensive in late August.
The Israeli military said Friday that it had also killed three senior Hamas operatives, two of them in a raid on the militant group’s military headquarters in the central Gaza Strip.
On Thursday night, a Palestinian boy was killed by Israeli gunfire during an exchange of fire with Israeli soldiers in the eastern Gaza Strip as he walked home.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday there is a “war going on” in Gaza.
“There is a war going on in Gaza,” he told the weekly cabinet meeting.
“It is a vicious war, a blood war.
And we will not let it be.”
Palestinian medics in Gaza said at least eight people were killed by the Israeli strikes on Thursday night and Friday morning.
One Israeli soldier was wounded in the strike, a senior military official said.
The military also said the Islamic Jihad terror group carried out a suicide bombing in the neighborhood of Rafah that killed two Israeli civilians and injured two others.
A senior military source said on Friday that at least nine rockets fired from Gaza hit southern Israel, causing no injuries or damage.
The rocket landed in a field in the area of the border fence with Israel, but there were no casualties, the source said.
Israel began an offensive in the coastal enclave after the Islamist militant group Hamas took control of the territory from Fatah in 2007.