On Thursday, PM of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu said that they will continue to strike Hamas and also defend Israeli citizens. He said that the goal of Israel is to restore peace and with both firmness in offence and defence this will be achieved.

Netanyahu said that the defense activity of Iron Dome batteries has given an offensive space to Israel for mounting attacks and the Israeli Defence Forces have already attacked hundreds of targets.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and UN Secretary-General Antonio asked both sides to stop their violent actions. Despite the appeals, Israel deployed additional troops at the Gaza border.

The Air Force of Israel launched more airstrikes that targeted locations linked to Hamas. Hamas is also suspected to have launched suicide drones, as the Israeli army said that it had downed one drone.