The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) carried out strikes on Hamas military posts in the Gaza Strip overnight on Tuesday after militants sent explosive balloons across the border; This was the first military exchange since the 11-day volley in May.
In the first exchange in several weeks, the IDF struck Hamas military locations in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after militants sent incendiary balloons into Israel. The attack on Israel was the first to occur following the implementation of the new government on Sunday, led by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, and raised concerns regarding the truce that was agreed upon in May.
Photos on social media revealed significant explosions in Gaza during the attacks. No casualties are reported. One of the specific sites was a facility that the IDF said had been used for terrorist activity.
The IDF stated that it hit Hamas interests in multiple locations, including Gaza City and Khan Younis, saying that the military is “ready for all scenarios, including renewed fighting in the face of continued terrorist acts emanating from Gaza.”
One report stated that nearly a dozen fires were caused by the explosive balloons in southern Israel, prompting the Israeli military response.