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.
A UN peacekeeper from Spain has been killed in southern Lebanon, in renewed clashes sparked by a Hezbollah attack on an Israeli army convoy. Israel says two of its soldiers were killed in the attack.
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.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has weighed in on the Paris attacks, pointing a finger at the Israeli prime minister's human rights record. Meanwhile, he has defended Ankara's stance on press freedom.
The European Union says it will appeal against a court decision to strike Palestinian Islamist group Hamas from the bloc's terrorist list. Hamas has labeled the push to keep it blacklisted as "immoral."
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