The Israeli army launched a new attack on Hamas’ infrastructure in the Gaza Strip on Monday in response to the previous launch of incendiary balloons, which marked two weeks of uninterrupted bombardment by the Israel Defense Forces.
“Explosive balloons were fired from Gaza into Israel throughout the day. In response, we have just attacked Hamas military posts and underground infrastructure in Gaza,” the Israel Defense Forces announced on their Twitter account. .
“We remain ready to take decisive action against any terrorist threat to the Israeli civilian population and their sovereignty,” they warned.
After the relative calm caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the Palestinians this month stepped up attacks across the Gaza border, including the shooting down of fire balloons that burned farmland in southern Israel, as the authorities call “balloon terrorism”.
For its part, Israel has spent two consecutive weeks bombing Gaza. In addition, it had previously suspended the delivery of fuel and ordered the closure of its border crossings, which resulted in the only power station on the territory being closed for lack of fuel. In addition, it has restricted the fishing area off the coast.