"This was crossing a unsafe line that Israel will bear the consequences", Hamas said in a statement after the Israeli assault.
The strikes on Tuesday targeted three locations in Gaza, officials told Al Jazeera.
Israel, however, has blamed the islamist Hamas movement, which controls the palestinian enclave, and bombard usually the bases of its military wing in retaliation.
Hamas spokesmen Hazem Qasem, however, rejected Israel's claims.
In addition, the air force also fired missiles into a site, north of Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, causing excessive damage to the building, and several surrounding homes. Launches have often been ascribed to radical Salafist groups.
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"We are maintaining the period of calm and did not launch any rockets".
One of the injured was a 26-year-old man who was hit in the head by shrapnel. "He has a fractured skull and is unconscious in the ICU", Sahbani said.
"The IDF holds the Hamas terrorist organization exclusively responsible for the occurrences in the Gaza Strip", the IDF Spokesperson said in a statement.
For the last decade, Hamas has been the de facto government of Gaza, while the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority has controlled the.
Hamas, the terror group that rules Gaza, has largely refrained from firing rockets into Israel since it fought a devastating war with Israel in 2014.