IAF aircraft on Wednesday morning struck four terrorist infrastructures in southern Gaza the IDF Spokesperson said.
Direct hits at the targets were identified, said the statement. The airstrike came in response to the rocket attack on southern Israel on Wednesday evening.
"The IDF views the incident gravely, the Hamas terrorist organization is responsible” for any attacks on southern Israel, the statement added.
Air raid sirens sounded in towns across southern Israel Tuesday evening at 9:02 p.m, as the IDF confirmed that at least one Grad rocket fired from Gaza struck near the community of Gan Yavneh, near Ashdod.
Some residents of the south reported seeing Iron Dome missile defense batteries deploying to intercept at least one incoming rocket.
Sirens were heard in Ashdod, Ashkelon and in numerous towns and villages in the Lachish and Hof Ashkelon regions close to Gaza.
No injuries were reported. Following the attack there were reports that Hamas was evacuating its headquarters in Gaza in fear of an IDF airstrike response.
Yesh Atid MK Haim Yellin, a resident of the Gaza border region and former head of the Eshkol Regional Council, called on the government to respond to the Grad rocket attack.
"There needs to be a response from the IDF to the rocket fire from Gaza. There has to be a clear price tag according to which the policy towards Gaza is conducted. We must disarm the Gaza Strip in exchange for its rehabilitation, while the people there have nothing to lose. We here will continue to suffer," he said.