Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed his country will not tolerate the firing of rockets from Gaza into Israeli terrority. He has even threatened to expand operations despite warnings from regional leaders.
An Israeli airstrike has hit targets in Gaza, hours after a rocket from the Palestinian enclave hit the Jewish state. It was the country's first strike since August's truce, following a deadly 50-day war.
Winter is setting upon the Gaza Strip, which was all but destroyed in seven weeks of war between Israel and Hamas. The humanitarian disaster continues for tens of thousands of people who have lost their homes and work.
Officials in Ramallah have decided to submit a draft resolution on Wednesday to the UN in a bid to end Israel's hold on the West Bank. US officials are meeting with EU ministers to gauge attitudes on the conflict.
Israeli officials say four Palestinians have been arrested on suspicion of plotting to kill Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman. Israeli intelligence has accused the Islamist group Hamas of being behind the conspiracy.
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