Israel again bombed Hamas positions in Gaza overnight in response to the launch of incendiary balloons from the coastal enclave, a gesture that has been repeated daily for over a week.
“During the day, terrorists fired explosive balloons from the Gaza Strip into Israel and set fire to land on the other side in southern Israel,” the Israeli army said in a message on Twitter. “In response, our tanks attacked Hamas military posts in Gaza,” he said.
Following the relative calm resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, Palestinians this month stepped up cross-border attacks from the Gaza Strip, including the launch of arson balloons that burned agricultural land in southern Israel in what authorities are calling “balloon terrorism”. “.
Israel stopped fuel deliveries last week and closed its border crossings with Gaza in response to the attacks, closing the territory’s only power plant due to a lack of fuel. It has also restricted the fishing area off the coast of the Gaza Strip.