Defense chiefs huddle after overnight rocket fire from Gaza

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz, military chief Aviv Kohavi and other senior defense officials are holding an assessment now regarding the overnight rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.

The Israel Defense Forces responded with a series of airstrikes in Gaza. Officials are now discussing other potential responses, including closing the Erez border crossing for civilian traffic.

Among those participating in the meeting are the IDF’s chief of Military Intelligence Maj. Gen. Aharon Haliva and the military’s liaison to the Palestinians Maj. Gen. Ghassan Alian.

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