Commenting on the Palestinian attacks Israel says "it holds Hamas responsible for all attacks emanating from Gaza".
The events of the last 24hours have taken a sizeable effect on the benchmark stock exchange in Tel Aviv, with the TA-25 index seeing a 2% decline intra-day. It eventually closed down 1.7%, down 5% for the week.
Also overnight, additional skirmishes took place with the Abu Mustafa brigades saying its fighters launched three mortar shells towards the Nahal Oz military base and a further two towards Israeli infrastructure east of al-Zaitoun according to Maan news agency.
Further reporting from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12564546