The IDF posted a photo of a suspicious cluster of balloons, saying that it had explosives attached to it.
In response to the attempted attack, IDF helicopters targeted two Hamas military posts in Gaza. Hamas will bear the consequences of its actions.— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) 6 января 2019 г.
The plane with explosives landed near the settlement of Sdot Negev in the Southern District of Israel and was defused by police sappers.
According to the IDF, it's helicopters attacked two Hamas positions in Gaza following the attempted attack.
Tensions on the Israeli border with Gaza flared up during the Great March of Return rally, which began on March 30, 2018, on the 70th anniversary of the foundation of Israel and in protest against the moving of the US embassy to Jerusalem, which Palestinians consider to be their capital.
Hamas seized control of Gaza from the Palestinian Authority in 2007 following Fatah's defeat in the 2014 parliamentary elections.