Israel bombed military targets of the Islamist group Hamas in Gaza this morning in response to the launch of incendiary balloons. yesterday Friday from the strip to its territory, which represents the second attack of this type on the enclave in less than two weeks.
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“Israeli Army fighter jets attacked a Hamas military complex and a rocket launch site,” a military spokesman said in a statement.
As he added, the place where the rocket launcher was located “was very close to a civilian area”, which “once again” shows “how Hamas continues to endanger Palestinian civilians.”
The Israeli attack did not cause injuries and it comes after incendiary balloons launched from Gaza yesterday provoked various fires in Israeli areas bordering the enclave, according to local press.
Israel holds Hamas responsible, de facto ruler in the strip, from any action or aggression from Gaza, and often attacks in retaliation against their positions.
In recent months, when there have been incendiary balloon launches, the Army has escalated its response and also reacts with bombardments against targets of the Islamist group. The last such attack was less than two weeks ago.
Israel and the militias of Hamas and Islamic Jihad they fought last May in a tough 11-day military escalation that was settled with and 13 people in Israel.
Since the Stop the fire, the tense calm prevails in the area despite certain specific moments of increased tension.
One of the elements that has stressed the situation is the delay in the entry of an expected shipment of money from Qatar, destined for humanitarian aid in Gaza and focus of disputes in recent years.
Israel applies an iron blockade by land, sea and air on Gaza since 2007, when Hamas came to control the enclave.
With information from EFE