IAF F-15
IAF F-15 Israel news photo: Flash 90

In a joint IDF and Shin Bet activity Wednesday in southern Gaza, IAF aircraft targeted a Global Jihad terror operative involved in the planning and execution of Monday's terror attack against Israeli construction workers.

One Israeli civilian was killed in that attack, which took place on the Israel-Egypt border.

Earlier, IAF aircraft struck six terror sites in Gaza overnight. An additional strike was carried out early Wednesday morning, targeting a terror site in northern Gaza. Hits were confirmed and all aircraft returned safely to their airbases.

The sites were targeted in response to ongoing rocket fire from Gaza over the past few days, targeting civilian communities in southern Israel.

Most schools in the region surrounding Gaza are closed, and civilians are advised to stay indoors and in protected areas.

The IDF said it "will not tolerate attempts to target Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers, and will continue to operate with perseverance and determination against those who use terror against the State of Israel." The military stated it sees the Hamas terror organization as being solely responsible for all terrorist activity emanating from Gaza.