UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — On Saturday evening, the Israeli army launched air strikes against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip, saying that it came in response to the firing of incendiary balloons towards Israeli territory.
“A short time ago, war fighters raided a number of terrorist sites affiliated with Hamas in the southern Gaza Strip, among them a site for the production of weapons and a military complex that contains facilities used for intelligence gathering,” the army said in a statement.
The statement added that the raids came in response to balloons that were attached to explosive devices and were launched from the Strip towards Israel.
Palestinians fire incendiary balloons or kites equipped with incendiary materials that cause the burning of nearby Israeli agricultural lands.
On Tuesday night, the Israeli army announced that its soldiers had killed three Palestinian attackers who had infiltrated from the Gaza Strip to the south of the Hebrew State and threw an explosive device towards the Israeli forces.
Since 2008, Israel has fought three wars against Hamas and the Palestinian armed factions allied to the Islamist movement in Gaza.
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