The Israeli army said that it has carried out airstrikes on a military compound of Hamas and a rocket launching site.
Smoke after the airstrike (AFP)
Tensions are once again being seen in the Middle East between Hamas and Israel. Israeli warplanes targeted two targets in the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Saturday. The Israeli military said that this was done in response to the incendiary balloons sent from Gaza to Israel. The Israeli military said it targeted a Hamas military compound and a rocket launching site.
This action was taken after four incendiary balloons were released in Israel, which caught fire on the ground and damaged agricultural land. There are no reports of casualties in Israel or Gaza. Hamas has yet to comment. Israeli media reported that four fires were caused by incendiary balloons in an area near the Gaza Strip on Friday afternoon. Two months before this incident, there was an 11-day war between Israel and Hamas (Israel-Hamas War). It was the fourth war in Gaza since Hamas came to power in 2007.
Hamas is angry about the blockade
Hamas is angered that Israel has done little to end the blockade in the region since the end of the war. This is the reason why he has been seen using incendiary balloons as a tactic to create pressure. Israel’s new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett compared balloons to rockets. Israel and Egypt have blockade Gaza. In this, Israel controls Gaza’s coast and airspace and also restricts the movement of people and goods in and out of the region.
The dispute between Hezbollah and Israel happened yesterday
It is worth noting that a day earlier, Lebanon’s extremist organization Hezbollah fired rockets at Israel. Hezbollah said it was in response to Israeli air strikes on southern Lebanon the day before. At the same time, Israel also retaliated. Israel’s Army Radio reported that the army retaliated with shells and cannon bombs towards parts of southern Lebanon controlled by the heavily armed Iran-backed Hezbollah group. A Lebanese security source said the rockets were fired from the al-Arkub area near the Lebanese city of Sheba.
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