IAF aircraft struck a site in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday morning, after three mortar shells were fired into Israel from the Gaza Strip.

“A short while ago, Israel Air Force aircraft struck a terror site in the southern Gaza Strip seconds after high-trajectory fire towards the state of Israel,” the IDF spokesperson said in a statement.

A direct hit on the site was confirmed, the statement said.

“The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers, and will continue to operate with strength and determination against anyone who uses terror against the State of Israel. The Hamas terror organization is solely responsible for any terrorist activity emanating from the Gaza Strip,” the statement said.

Earlier on Saturday morning, three explosions thought to be from mortars were reported in the southern area of the Eshkol Regional Council. No damage or injuries were reported.

Earlier this week, an IDF Strike close to the border fence in the Gaza Strip killed one Palestinian and left another critically wounded, Hamas police said.

An IDF spokesperson confirmed that troops had opened fire, both from aircraft and tanks, near the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun, and said that the strike had targeted a militant cell laying explosive devices near the border fence.