The Israel Defense Forces chief of staff met with senior military officials and told them to prepare for new hostilities with Hamas as tensions have remained high since the conflict was ended last month, Fox News reported.

The military said they attacked military formations and a missile range owned by Hamas.

Lieutenant General Aviv Kochavi, who is scheduled to visit Washington this weekend, briefed senior military leaders and warned them to prepare for battle.

The military said the fighters struck Hamas military formations and the missile range late Thursday evening.