Retaliating for rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip, Israel launched airstrikes against dozens of Hamas security compounds:
Watch the following raw Associated Press video of the Israeli retaliation:
Israel warned Hamas to stop rocket attacks on Israel:
Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni warned Israel "cannot tolerate" Palestinian militants targeting Israeli citizens.
"Hamas needs to understand that our aspiration to live in peace doesn't mean that Israel is going to take this kind of situation any longer. Enough is enough," she said.
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Mr. Olmert called on residents of Gaza to stop militants "firing on innocent civilians", in an interview with the Arab television station Al-Arabiya.
"I say to you in a last-minute call, stop it," Mr. Olmert said, Israeli media reported.
"Don't let Hamas, which is acting against the values of Islam, put you in danger. Stop them. Stop your enemies and ours."
Hamas chose to end a six-month ceasefire with Israel over a week ago, even though "Israeli authorities stressed they want the truce to continue."