IAF bombs Hamas targets in Gaza in response to arson balloon attacks

June 16, 2021 by Aryeh Savir - TPS
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Israeli Air Force (IAF) fighters bombed Hamas terror targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday night in response to dozens of arson balloons launched by terrorists from the Strip at Israel.

Masked members of Hamas terrorist organization preparing helium balloons with incendiary material to be flown into Israel aiming to cause casualties and damages, following days of escalating violence in the West Bank. Gaza, May 8, 2021. Photo by Majdi Fathi/TPS

The IDF stated that it attacked Hamas military complexes that served as camps and meeting places for terrorist operatives in the Khan Yunis and Gaza brigades.

“The terrorist organization Hamas is responsible for what is happening in the Gaza Strip and will bear the consequences of its actions,” the IDF stated.

“The IDF is prepared for all scenarios, including the resumption of hostilities, in the face of continued terrorist operations from the Gaza Strip,” it added.

This was the first IAF bombing in the Strip since the ending of Operation Guardian of the Walls last month.

Gazan terrorists launched on Tuesday tens of balloons tied to flammable materials and explosive charges into Israeli territory throughout the day, setting some 30 blazes in areas near the Gaza border.

The blazes caused damage but no one was injured in the attack.

An explosive charge tied to a balloon exploded over a kibbutz in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council. A loud explosion was heard in the area and children who were at the playground ran for shelter.

Similarly, Gazans rioted at several points on the border with Israel, burning tires and throwing explosive charges. The IDF responded with crowd control means.

Defence Minister Benny Gantz stated after the operation in Gaza last month that Israel would not tolerate any aggression from Gaza and would respond forcefully to any attacks.


One Response to “IAF bombs Hamas targets in Gaza in response to arson balloon attacks”
  1. Leon Poddebsky says:

    There should never be a ceasefire with an avowedly genocidal entity like Hamas.
    Neither the Nazis nor the Japanese fascists threatened the annihilation of the Western non-Jewish populace; nevertheless the West pursued them to final unconditional surrender. One rule for non-Jews; a different one for Jews.
    It is an affront to civilisation that the West studiously tolerates Hamas and that many western politicians and “journalists” are de facto collaborators with Hamas.

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