Following a barrage of almost 200 rockets and mortars fired into Israel on Saturday, an errant rocket fell short and knocked out electrical lines carrying power into Gaza, Israel's Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) reported Monday.
Citing the daily Hebrew-language newspaper Israel Hayom, IPT said Hamas is preparing to mount explosive material on unmanned aerial vehicles to target Israel communities deeper into the country.
The Palestinian Hamas resistance movement has warned Israel of "dangerous consequences" as the regime tightens its inhumane siege on the Gaza Strip by blocking fuel shipment into the coastal enclave.
Lieberman also said Israel was tightening its naval blockade to limit Palestinians from sailing beyond three nautical miles off Gaza's coast.
Even after Hamas, Gaza's militant rulers, agreed to a cease-fire late Saturday, incendiary kites and balloons have continued to float from Gaza into Israel setting off damaging fires to farmlands.
Israel held an emergency cabinet session Sunday after terrorists launched an estimated 200 missiles at Israeli communities on the border. "If we are required to launch a campaign we can overcome any enemy".
"We will set the rules of the game and no one else", the defense minister said.
The devices have sparked hundreds fires in southern Israel, burning more than 2,830 hectares (7,000 acres) of forest and farmland and causing hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage, officials say.
"The focus of the attack is a wide-scale strike of the Hamas Battalion HQ in Beit Lahia, which includes urban warfare training facilities, weapon storage warehouse, training compounds, command centers, offices, and more", the IDF said in a statement.
Israel's Nature and Parks Authority (INPA) staff reported finding a dead kestrel (falcon) hanging by a wire from a burned tree.
The INPA said the incident "marks the first time an animal has been used to ignite fires", adding that they're considering filing a complaint under global treaties that prohibit the use of animals for terrorism. The two teenagers died on Saturday minutes after an Israeli air raid hit the rooftop of a building in Gaza where they were playing.
Israel carries out regular air raids on Palestinians in Gaza under the pretext of hitting Hamas targets.
The United Nations has issued an urgent appeal for Israel and Gaza "to step back from the brink" of war and revive the reconciliation process, calling for Palestinians to keep protests peaceful and for Israel to show restraint in its response.
Israel says it is defending its sovereign border and accuses Hamas of using the protests as cover for attempts to breach the border fence and attack Israeli civilians and soldiers. Organisers say the demonstrations aim to press demands for a right to lands lost to Israel in the 1948 war of its foundation and for the blockade to ease.