Israel launched air strikes on Gaza in response to the launching of incendiary balloons

Israel launched air strikes on Gaza in response to the launching of incendiary balloons

On Monday, August 24, the Israeli air strikes responded to the launching of incendiary balloons towards its lands from the Gaza Strip. Firefighters said in a statement that the balloons caused forest fires on Israeli territory.

The Israeli army confirmed the targeting of combat aircraft A Hamas-owned weapons manufacturing site in Khan Yunis. (south of the region), the entrance to an underground tunnel in Jabalia (north) and an underground missile launch site, “Located near houses and a school in Shejaiya”, from the neighborhoods of Gaza City.

The strikes came in response to Hamas launching incendiary balloons at Israeli territory earlier today.The military said in a statement issued overnight Monday to Tuesday. A Palestinian security source in the Gaza Strip said that the raids did not result in any injuries, but caused material damage.

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In addition, a Palestinian boy was killed on Tuesday by fresh fire from the Israeli army during clashes in the Balata refugee camp (northern West Bank), according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. The Israeli army confirmed that it had shot “The suspect who tried to throw a large object at soldiers from a rooftop.”.

The second round of raids in less than a week

The strikes came on the heels of other Israeli raids from Saturday night to Sunday on the Palestinian enclave “Four Weapons Manufacturing and Storage Sites” affiliated with Hamas, according to the Israeli army.

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These raids occurred as a result Clashes between Palestinians and the Israeli army And took place, on Saturday, on the sidelines of demonstrations organized along the wall separating the Gaza Strip and Israel. About 40 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli fire during the clashes, according to Hamas, while the Israeli security forces also reported that one person was seriously wounded in their ranks.

The Jewish state holds Hamas responsible for all actions taken against its territory from the enclave. Under the Israeli blockade for nearly fifteen years, the population of the Gaza Strip is two million. Israel and Hamas fought an 11-day lightning offensive in May, during which 260 Palestinians were killed in Israeli raids on Gaza, including fighters, according to local authorities. And in Israel, rocket fire from Gaza killed 13 people, including a soldier, according to the police and army.

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