Israel Air Force strikes 34 targets in Gaza; rockets explode in southern Israel;
Netanyahu: Hamas is responsible and will pay; Obama strongly condemns murders, calls on sides to avoid escalation;
Hamas: Israeli version of events cannot be trusted.
On Monday night, after the cabinet convened for an urgent meeting, Israel launched a massive air strike on the Gaza Strip, hitting 34 targets the IDF said were terror-related. In the West Bank city of Jenin, a Palestinian was killed in clashes with Israeli security forces.
Following the kidnapping, the Israel Defense Forces launched Operation Brother’s Keeper, a massive search for the three throughout the West Bank and conducted operations against Hamas, which Israel held responsible for the abduction.