An Israeli commercial affairs office that handles commercial affairs for the country’s government has been closed after it was revealed that it had been breached by a group of individuals with no previous convictions.
An investigation was launched after the office of commercial affairs minister Uri Ariel was raided by Israeli authorities.
According to the newspaper Haaretz, Ariel’s office was raided on Friday.
It said that the police had confiscated a laptop containing information on the office’s employees and documents on the company’s business and legal affairs.
The news comes amid a wave of arrests in Israel following the killing of a Palestinian man by Israeli security forces in Jerusalem on Monday.
The Palestinian attacker, who was shot dead by Israeli forces, was shot by Israeli soldiers who fired to disperse crowds during clashes with the crowd.
The attack comes as Israel continues its operation in Gaza, where the Israeli army has conducted more than 50 incursions into the territory since it launched its operation on August 19.
Israel has said it launched the offensive in response to a rocket fired from Gaza into southern Israel.
The Palestinian group Hamas said the rocket fired into southern Israeli territory was launched from a drone in the Gaza Strip.
Israel’s army has also said that an additional 13 rocket attacks have been launched from Gaza in the last week, including five in the past three days.
Israel says Hamas and Islamic Jihad fighters are using the attacks to launch attacks in the region.
The Israeli military said on Sunday that the army was planning to begin launching rocket attacks into the Gaza strip, but did not say if the operation would be restricted to targeted strikes.