Israel conducted air strikes into Gaza on Thursday in response to incendiary balloons launched from Gaza, striking a military compound and a rocket launch site of the Palestinian terror group Hamas.
“The IDF has increased its readiness for various scenarios & will continue to strike Hamas terror targets in Gaza,” it said on Twitter. “In response to arson balloons launched from Gaza into Israel, we struck military compounds and a rocket launch site belonging to Hamas in Gaza.”
It is unknown how many incendiary balloons were launched from Gaza toward Israel, but the Israel Fire and Rescue Services reported putting out fires they caused in the Eshkol and Sha’ar Hanegev regions that border the Palestinian-controlled area.
Earlier in the week, Israel hit Hamas military compounds in retaliation against incendiary balloons days sent into Israel after the Israeli parliament voted on Sunday to confirm a new unity government.
“The occupation bombing of resistance sites is simply meant for show, an attempt by the new government to raise the morale of its soldiers and commanders after it collapsed” in the recent fighting, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhum blustered, according to The Times of Israel.