Additional balloons were launched into Israel from the Gaza Strip on Monday, igniting new fires; Hamas-backed militants have been sending incendiary devices into the Jewish State frequently for weeks.
Israeli Fire & Rescue Services were summoned to extinguish fires on Monday in southern Israel after militants from the Gaza Strip, once again, sent more explosive balloons into the Jewish State. The fires ignited in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council near the border with Gaza.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) carried out airstrikes in the southern region of the Strip in response to the balloon attacks, as is often the case. According to reports, the IDF hit different Hamas-related targets in the city of Khan Younis. According to the IDF, it successfully struck a training compound and rocket production site.
For several months in a row, militants inside the Strip have launched incendiary balloons and kites into Israel despite the IDF’s continued warnings of a military response. Israel holds Hamas responsible for any attacks that come out of Gaza.