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The attack comes as tensions run high with the Gaza Strip ahead of Land Day and the one year anniversary marking the beginning of the Great Return March border riots.
"Army must surprise Hamas with painful counter-strike."
According to IDF Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis, the rocket was fired from Hamas operatives from a Hamas military post in Rafiah in the southern part of the Strip and had a range of 120 kilometers.
A rocket hit a private home in Moshav Mishmeret in the Kfar Saba region early Monday morning, injuring seven people, all of whom were evacuated to Meir Hospital.
More than 80 rockets have been fired from Gaza into Israel.
After Sunday's firefight in Gaza, escalation between the IDF and Gaza appears inevitable.
The weekend saw a violent flareup in Gaza and the surrounding border communities, as 37 rockets were fired at Israel, which responded by hitting more than 80 Hamas terror targets.
Many Israelis may hope for Gazans to protest on the street due to their poor economic situation – as we’ve seen done recently by disgruntled Iranians. But Gaza has been in dire straits for longer.
Avi Dichter, chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee and former head of Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency), warned that only Israel will dictate military options.