IDF pounds Hamas targets in Gaza cross-border violence ramps up again

Elior Levy |
Published: 06.17.21, 23:14
Israeli fighter jets attacked in the Gaza Strip Thursday night in response to incendiary balloons which were launched into Israel throughout the day and caused at least eight fires near the border.
Palestinians reported that the strikes mainly targeted outposts of Hamas' military wing in the northern and southern Gaza Strip, one of which was attacked three times. There were no casualties reported.
Israel sought to send a message to Hamas it was prepared to reignite last month's 11-day conflict if it had to after Gaza militants, egged on by the terror outfit, kept encroaching on its sovereignty for the third day straight.