2 The Israeli Air Force deployed “dozens” of attack drones over Gaza as part of its preparations for locating and intercepting possible rockets or anti-tank fire launched by Palestinian militants in Gaza, local media reported.
3 The report said Chief-of-Staff of the Israeli army Aviv Kochavi toured the area near Gaza in the morning and approved “offensive plans” that might be used in case of an escalation of violence with Gaza militants.
4 Meanwhile, the closure of major roads in southern Israel continued for the third day for fear of escalation with Gaza.
An Israeli military spokesperson said in a statement that the military has been denying civilians’ access to the areas near the Palestinian enclave due to “a concrete warning of an attack by the Islamic Jihad in the Gaza border.
6 Israeli Prime Minister, Yair Lapid and Defense Minister, Benny Gantz held a security consultation to discuss “the security situation in the south and the steps necessary for continued security in the area.
A 17-year-old boy Palestinian boy was killed, and members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad including the group’s political leader Bassem al-Saadi were arrested.