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IDF strikes terror targets in Gaza amid uptick in tensions

Flammable “terror balloons” sparked at least 10 fires along the Gaza border over the weekend.

Palestinians in Gaza attach a balloon to flammable materials to be flown towards Israel. These incendiary devices have caused destruction to trees, animals, the land and the environment. June 17, 2018. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.
Palestinians in Gaza attach a balloon to flammable materials to be flown towards Israel. These incendiary devices have caused destruction to trees, animals, the land and the environment. June 17, 2018. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Gaza’s Hamas-run health ministry reported on Sunday morning that two men were killed in an Israeli airstrike against terror targets east of Jabbaliya in northern Gaza overnight.

The strike took place amid a serious uptick in tension between Israel and Hamas, following an increase in Hamas attacks against Israeli border communities by mortar shells and rockets, as well as ongoing launches of incendiary kites and balloons that have laid waste to more than 7,400 acres of Israeli agricultural and nature reserve lands.

On Saturday, Palestinian media said that Israeli aircraft targeted a group of terrorists who were attempting to launch flammable balloons into Israel from southern Gaza. The IDF said it was unaware of the incident.

Flammable “terror balloons” sparked at least 10 fires along the Gaza border over the weekend.

On Friday, an estimated 7,000 Gazans engaged in violent rioting along the border, attempting to attack troops with pipe bombs, Molotov cocktails and a grenade, as well as rocks and burning tires.

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