"Our fighter jets & helicopters struck a number of Hamas targets in Gaza in response to the explosive balloons that were launched from Gaza earlier tonight and damaged an Israeli home", the IDF wrote on Twitter.
Take a close look at this picture.— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) 27 февраля 2019 г.
The front window of this Israeli home was shattered by explosives attached to balloons that were launched from Gaza. Terrorists in Gaza have been launching balloons like these for almost a year.
RT if you want to see an end to terror. pic.twitter.com/g4NyNG0hO3
According to the Palestinian side, the Israeli aircraft fired seven rockets on a base of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas' military wing, in the city of Deir al Balah, located in Gaza.
Tensions between the Israelis and the Palestinians near the Gaza border have been mounting since the start of the anti-Israeli Great March of Return in late March. Moreover, in fall, the situation on the Gaza border escalated due to continued shelling and launches of arson balloons from Gaza into the Israeli territory.