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Video: IDF Says Struck Hamas Base in Gaza in Response to Incendiary Balloon Launches

© REUTERS / MOHAMMED SALEMSmoke and flames are seen after an Israeli air strike in the northern Gaza Strip, June 17, 2021.
Smoke and flames are seen after an Israeli air strike in the northern Gaza Strip, June 17, 2021.  - Sputnik International, 1920, 25.07.2021
TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - The Israeli Air Force targeted Palestinian military sites in the Gaza Strip in response to the Sunday launches of incendiary balloons, a Sputnik correspondent reports.
Israeli aircraft launched attacks primarily in the area of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.
Incendiary balloons were launched into southern Israel from the Gaza Strip on Sunday afternoon. In response to the arson attacks, Israel announced it was cutting the Gaza Strip's fishing zone in half until further notice on Sunday night.
"Fighter jets recently attacked a military camp with a number of buildings, infrastructure and means used for the activities of the Hamas terrorist organization in the Gaza Strip", the Israel Defense Forces said in a tweet.
​According to Israeli media reports, the incendiary balloons launched from Gaza on Sunday caused several brushfires in the Eshkol region of southern Israel.
Hamas has been locked in a protracted on-and-off conflict with Israel, and the latter holds the group responsible for any attack coming from the Gaza Strip. At the same time, Israel still maintains the blockade of the Gaza Strip, which entailed almost a full cessation of exports from the Gaza Strip and huge economic losses.
The latest escalation occurred in May this year, following clashes between Palestinians and the Israeli police in East Jerusalem over an Israeli court's decision to evict several Palestinian families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood. Overall, the death toll among Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, Jerusalem, and the West Bank topped 270, including women and children, while 12 people died on the Israeli side.
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