Among the terrorist targets was the offices of the Hamas headquarters in Gaza City responsible for directing terrorist operatives in Judea and Samaria, building terrorist infrastructures and transferring money to those responsible for terrorist attacks against Israeli citizens.
Netanyahu previous year was criticized by members of his own government coalition for being soft on Hamas by agreeing to a cease-fire with that group after a spate of rocket attacks from Gaza toward communities in southern Israel.
The attacks are seen as a retaliation against earlier strikes from Israeli military aircraft, which bombed Hamas facilities in the Gaza Strip.
More than 40 locations were targeted with about 100 strikes, the source said.
Videos posted online by locals showed empty streets and captured the blare of "code red" sirens, used to warn of imminent attacks.
The army said neither of the rockets were intercepted by the country's missile defense system (Iron Dome).
The March of Return protests have taken place weekly along the border since last March and have periodically escalated into major flareups between the Israeli military and Gaza-based terror groups. Meanwhile, rocket sirens sound in Israeli communities shortly after the air raids.
Despite not knowing who fired the rockets, Israel blamed Hamas.
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The Iran-backed Al-Sabareen terrorist group in Gaza has yet to release an official statement following the rocket attacks.
The Badr site of Hamas's military wing, located near Hamas leader Ismail Haniya's family home in Shati refugee camp on the outskirts of Gaza City, was damaged, with rubble strewn across the road, an AFP journalist said. It's a first since Israel's 2014 campaign in Gaza.
"There is a growing assumption that the Hamas rocket fire towards the Gush Dan region was by mistake", the military said Friday morning, adding that it appears that those behind the launch were low-level Hamas militants.
It was not clear which militant group fired the rockets from Gaza.
"The IDF holds the Hamas terror organization responsible for all events transpiring in the Gaza Strip and emanating from it", the military said in a statement.
In response to the October launch, Israel struck 20 targets in Gaza, killing one Palestinian, according to the Hamas-run health ministry.
Andrew Carey reported from Jerusalem and Ibrahim Dahman from Gaza.
It comes as the one-year anniversary of mass protests and clashes along the Gaza-Israel border fence approaches on March 30.
U.S. President Donald Trump's special envoy to the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, reacted on Twitter, saying, "Hamas violently suppresses its own people demonstrating against Hamas' rule & failures today and NOW fires rockets at cities in Israel".