"No one from the resistance movements, including Hamas, has an interest in firing rockets from the Gaza Strip towards the enemy", the official told AFP on condition of anonymity, evoking the possibility that "bad weather" may have been to blame. The border appeared to have calmed down by night-time.
Hamas TV also reported that a ceasefire agreement had been reached.
Witnesses reported seeing Hamas evacuating personnel from government premises. Israeli officials did not comment on the report.
A long-range rocket fired from the Gaza Strip slammed into a house in central Israel and wounded seven people early Monday. It was targeted alongside IDF strikes conducted throughout the Gaza Strip.
Dozens of explosions rocked the coastal enclave and ambulance sirens echoed through the night.
No damage or injuries were caused, but Israel responded to that and further rocket fire by hitting what it said were around 100 Hamas targets across the Gaza Strip.
None of this justifies attacks on Israeli civilians, of course, but it should remind us that Israel is the one attacking Palestinian civilians on a daily basis.
Netanyahu planned to cut short his Washington visit due to the security situation and return home after meeting Trump.
"Israel will not tolerate this". I will not tolerate this.
Trump told reporters with Netanyahu at his side that Israel has the "absolute right" to defend itself.
A police officer inspects the damage to a house hit by a rocket in Mishmeret central Israel
The flare-up comes after mounting tensions in recent weeks.
The air strikes in Gaza come hours after a rocket from the Palestinian enclave hit a house in Tel Aviv. There was no claim of responsibility for the early morning attack.
Israel's dilemma, ever since Hamas seized power in a violent coup in 2007, has been whether to choose a hostile radical Islamist regime-yet one that is capable of ruling Gaza and has been partially responsive to deterrence-or to topple the regime. Israel's Channel 13 reports that a house in the border town of Sderot was struck, but there were no injuries.
Egypt managed to negotiate a ceasefire between the two nations Monday evening.
A house lies in ruins after being hit by a rocket in Mishmeret, central Israel, on March 25, 2019.
The spokesperson for UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Guterres was "gravely concerned".
The hospital treating the wounded said seven Israelis were injured lightly by burns and shrapnel, including three children.
Israeli soldiers watch as a military armoured bulldozer moves concrete barricade blocks to close a road near the border with Gaza in the wake of the missile attack. Bomb shelters in Tel Aviv, Rishon Lizion, Beer Sheva and other cities have been opened. Israel blamed them on Hamas, though a security official later said the salvo was set off by accident.
Gaza is home to 2 million Palestinians, majority descendants of people who fled or were driven from homes in Israel when it was founded in 1948. Since Hamas took over two years later, Israel has maintained a security blockade, along with Egypt, that has reduced Gaza's economy to what the World Bank calls a collapse.
The Israeli Prime Minister took most of his time to expound on the important promises made and promises fulfilled by Trump, including moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, ending the calamitous Nuclear Iran Deal and imposing severe and crippling sanctions on Iran, and now recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the strategic Golan Heights. He was going to speak at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and was to be hosted at a White House dinner.
Death of second Parkland student being investigated, police say
A dozen studies have found that people who die by suicide were more likely to live in homes with guns, according to Harvard's T.H. The student's death occurred on Saturday evening and is under investigation, said Coral Springs Police spokesman Tyler Reik.
Moore predicted rising budget deficits under Obama would lead to higher interest rates and inflation, but that didn't come true. He also was an adviser to Trump's presidential campaign. "I'm going have study up" on that, he said.
However, Thiem managed to stage an impressive comeback with a subsequent double break, making it level after two sets. Thiem claimed his 12th career title - as he noted at the trophy ceremony when he acknowledged Federer.
The NFL has made a decision to break away from tradition this year, with the Super Bowl champions not hosting the season opener. The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears will continue the oldest rivalry in the NFL by opening the league's 100th season.
A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of carrying out a vicious attack on a homeless woman that was caught on video. He was arrested Saturday in Manhattan and charged with multiple counts of assault and harassment, the NYPD said in a statement.
Mark Warner, the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said it's "amateur hour" at the Trump White House. Choe was careful not to criticize Trump, a consistent strategy throughout Pyongyang's talks with Washington .
Trump has reiterated that "all options" - implicitly including military action - are on the table for dealing with Venezuela . The accusations were repeated shortly afterwards by Maduro as he addressed a crowd of thousands of supporters in the capital.
We see ourselves as peaceful and inclusive, the act has been so counter to that, but the response ... that's New Zealand. Boztas says it was handsome to see what the community had put together to show they care and that "we are all one".
A unsafe storm tide was also predicted to hit the region early this morning and damaging waves are predicted to bring inundation. A yellow alert was issued for people in communities from Wallal and Pardoo to prepare to take action.
The House voted unanimously last week for a resolution calling for any report in Mueller's investigation to be made public . The president also claimed Wednesday that Mueller's "best friend is Comey, who's a bad cop", referring to James B.
Passengers rescued from Norwegian cruise ship in storm
Passengers were suited up in orange life vests as the waves broke some of the ship's windows and cold water flowed over the floor. Helicopters have been airlifting the people one by one since Saturday night and the process could continue through Sunday.
Two US service members killed in Afghanistan
Meanwhile, Afghanistan's security forces and civilians continue to bear the brunt of deaths in the war. But he was unable to persuade the Taliban to launch talks with the Afghan government.
Holder Casey and Cook share Valspar lead
Casey s lone bogey came on his closing ninth hole, finding bunkers with his first two shots and missing a six-footer for par. Johnson sits in a three-way tie for sixth at four under with Curtis Luck and round-one leader Joel Dahmen.
Is Google Stadia the Netflix, or the Google Plus of Gaming?
It's most directly associated with the game "Contra" developed and published by Konami in 1987 on video arcade machines. It will allow players to stream their games onto almost any screen, ranging from phones and tablets to tvs and laptops.
Amazon to launch mobile ads, in threat to Google, Facebook
Amazon's lack of video content revealed a weakness in shopper engagement and product discovery other sites were doing better. Amazon is requiring a $35,000 ad budget to run the spots at 5 cents per view to run the ads for 60 days, one person said.