The Israeli military has begun striking Hamas targets throughout Gaza according to local residents and the Israeli military.
About four hours after the Israeli bombardment began, at least 10 rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel.
Hamas radio reported that Israeli bombing destroyed the office of leader Ismail Haniya in Gaza.
Residents in the northern part of the Gaza Strip reported hearing the sounds of explosions on Monday evening. Local media reported that air strikes landed in an agricultural area east of Khan Younis in Gaza’s south.
Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett, reporting from the Gaza-Israel border, said several empty buildings associated with Hamas have been hit.