Israeli forces attacked suspected Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Thursday morning in response to the launch of incendiary balloons from the coastal area, as has happened in recent days.
The army denounced on Twitter that these launches were repeated on Wednesday and caused fires in the southern part of the country without causing personal injury. “In response, we attacked Hamas targets in Gaza, including a military complex, underground infrastructure and observation posts,” he said.
The Israeli authorities have warned that Hamas, which has controlled the strip since 2007, is “responsible” for what could happen. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned earlier this week that Palestinian militiamen would pay “a very high price” for this “balloon terrorism” that was intensified last week.
On the other hand, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) has announced the reduction of the strip’s fishing zone from 15 to eight miles and the suspension of fuel imports, also in response to the launch of balloons and quarrels over the area’s security The game is up, according to the DPA news agency.
Also this week the Israeli authorities suspended the transport of goods through the Kerem Shalom intersection, so that only humanitarian goods are allowed to enter the Gaza Strip.