In an apparent test of the newly-installed Israeli government, over the past day, arson balloons were launched from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory, setting many fires across Israeli farmland.
JPost In response, IDF fighter jets struck military compounds belonging to the Hamas terror organization, which were used as facilities and meeting sites for terror operatives in Hamas‘ Khan Yunis and Gaza Brigades. The targets that were struck were used for terror activities.”
“Israel says it carried out air strikes in Gaza overnight after Palestinians launched incendiary balloons from the territory, in the first major flare-up since an 11-day conflict last month.
The Israeli airstrike against Gaza received widespread attention in western media. Normally a strike like this, in response to arson balloons launched from the Gaza Strip, would not be major news, especially since it was not a major airstrike.However the Gaza war set new ground rules, it appears, for Israeli action.