An Israel Air Force (IAF) aircraft on Tuesday morning attacked a cell of Palestinian terrorists who were launching arson balloons into Israel from the northern Gaza Strip. These arson balloons have destroyed thousands of acres of Israeli farmland and forests.
This attack occurred as several bunches of balloons connected to explosive charges, landed at several points in Israeli territory surrounding the Strip. The ruling Hamas terror group has been staging border riots and terror attacks for the past six months.
“When Israeli children see balloons in the sky, it doesn’t bring joy, it brings fear. Terrorists in Gaza tie explosives to balloons and fly them into Israel,” the IDF tweeted Tuesday.
Tensions on Israel’s border with Gaza have become more strenuous in recent days, with the Palestinian-initiated violent incidents growing in volume and intensity.
Over 30 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli fire during a mass violent riot along the beach near the Israeli border on Monday evening, Gaza’s health ministry said.
While Israel has been working to ease tensions on the border and thwart a humanitarian crisis in Gaza, its leadership has warned that Hamas’ actions are leading the area towards a full-scale war.