Israel Attacks Targets Across Gaza for 3rd Day
The Times of Israel - Israel threatens fresh campaign as it bombs rocket launchers and Hamas sites after 3rd day of fires sparked by incendiary balloons; Hamas derides ‘theatrics’
The Israel launched airstrikes on Hamas targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Thursday night in response to ongoing arson attacks from the enclave, the Israel Defense Forces said. A month after an 11-day conflict raged between Israel and Hamas, with the fragile ceasefire under heavy strain, the army chief ordered the IDF to prepare for a resumption of fighting.
During the Israeli raids, air raid sirens wailed in the Israel community of Kfar Aza near the Gaza border in what the military said was a false alarm, likely triggered by heavy gunfire by Palestinian militants at Israeli aircraft.
At least eight fires were sparked in southern Israel on Thursday, four on Wednesday, and more than two dozen on Tuesday, by balloon-borne incendiary devices launched from the Strip, according to the Israeli Fire and Rescue Services.
According to Palestinian media, one Israeli strike Thursday night targeted a Hamas-controlled building in the Gaza city of Beit Lahiya. Additional strikes were reported on a six-story Hamas-run civil administration building in northern Gaza, a Hamas base near Khan Younis, a site near Gaza City, and agricultural fields allegedly housing underground rocket launchers in southern Gaza. There were no immediate reports of Palestinian casualties.
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