A spokesman for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) issued a statement on Thursday An Israeli plane crashed into a Hamas weapons factory in Gaza that day in response to several inflatable balloons injected into Israel.
“Los IDF Will respond aggressively to terrorist attacks in the Gaza StripHe added.
Security sources of Hamas, the Islamic group operating in the Gaza Strip, They said the attacks affected training grounds and no injuries were reported. However, the Israeli media reported that it was an arms production building.
The Israeli fire service said earlier that several fire balloons had been fired from a Palestinian base in Gaza. Four fires broke out in Israel on Thursday.
“Four fires in Eshkol region”, Near the Gaza Strip, the fire department said it had been cited by experts The origin of fires is “fire balloons”.
On June 18, The Israeli air force bombed the Islamic movement Hamas targets In the Gaza Strip in retaliation for firing balloons at Israel.
about this The second bombing after the ceasefire on May 21 ended the 11-day war with Hamas., In power in the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian settlement of two million people under Israeli siege for more than 15 years.
Prime Minister of Israel Naphtali Bennett“If we are asked to use our power, we will be even more dangerous,” he said Thursday at the graduation ceremony for Israeli security forces personnel. I add: “If we think a ground campaign is needed, we will not hesitate to do so. It will be comprehensive and vigorous.”
This week, Israel has agreed to carry fuel to the Gaza Strip.
A statement from the Coordinator of Government Operations in the Occupied Territories said “After assessing the security situation, with political consent, security is conditional on the continuation of stability.”
Israel has maintained a siege on Gaza since 2007, the year Hamas took power. According to Israeli officials, this is a necessary step to keep armed groups in place.
(With information from AFP)