תגובה לבלוני הנפץ: חיל האוויר תקף תשתית תת-קרקעית של חמאס
IDF strikes targets in Gaza last week in response to incendiary balloons dispatched towards Israeli communities
Photo: Ma'ayan Shneor
IDF strikes targets in Gaza last week in response to incendiary balloons dispatched towards Israeli communities

Israeli military strikes Hamas target in northern Gaza Strip

Hamas informs officials of Egyptian Intelligence, mediating between the sides, relative calm on the border will end, their warning coincides with concerns Qatari aid to the Strip will not arrive next month

Associated Press, Ynet |
Updated: 08.10.20 , 07:46
The Israeli military said late Sunday that it struck a Hamas target in the northern Gaza Strip in response to the continued launches of explosives-laden balloons from the Palestinian territory into Israel.
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  • On Sunday two fires broke out believed caused by incendiary devices attached to balloons that were dispatched from Gaza towards border area communities.
    תגובה לבלוני הנפץ: חיל האוויר תקף תשתית תת-קרקעית של חמאסתגובה לבלוני הנפץ: חיל האוויר תקף תשתית תת-קרקעית של חמאס
    IDF strikes targets in Gaza last week in response to incendiary balloons dispatched towards Israeli communities
    (Photo: Ma'ayan Shneor)
    Some of the balloons had explosive devices attached to them one exploding mid-air alarming residents.
    In a brief statement, the army said an aircraft struck a Hamas observation post in northern Gaza.
    There were no immediate reports of injuries on either side.
    בלוני תבערהבלוני תבערה
    An explosive device attached to balloons launched from the Gaza Strip
    Israel and Hamas have fought three wars and numerous smaller flareups since the Islamic militant group seized control of Gaza in 2007.
    The enemies have largely observed an unofficial truce in recent months. Israel holds Hamas responsible for all fire out of the coastal enclave.
    The Lebanese Al Akhbar newspaper considered close to the Hamas organization reported on Saturday that the Gaza rulers had informed Egyptian intelligence officials, mediating between Israel and the terror group, that the relative calm along the border would end because of what they called Israel's attempts to foil infrastructure projects that could improve the humanitarian situation in the Strip.
    Sources told the paper said the Gaza factions would respond to any Israeli action including retaliatory attacks following the dispatch of incendiary and explosive devices.
    Fire caused by an incendiary device attached to balloons launched from Gaza Fire caused by an incendiary device attached to balloons launched from Gaza
    Fire caused by an incendiary device attached to balloons launched from Gaza
    (Photo: Israel Nature and Parks Authority)
    Hamas' threats coincided with the projected arrival of periodic Qatari aid to the besieged enclave, which Hamas worries may end next month after it was extended by Qatar in March for a period of six months. But that extension is due to run out.


    First published: 07:42 , 08.10.20
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