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IDF Strikes Hamas as Firefighters Battle Balloon Blazes

The arson attacks by Gaza-based terrorists continued today, as at least seven new fires were started in southern Israel. The Times of Israel reports that the IDF responded to the ongoing fiery attacks, as well as a failed rocket launch by Palestinian terrorists, by striking two Hamas outposts:

Israeli aircraft struck a pair of Hamas observation posts in the Gaza Strip on Monday, with the military saying incendiary balloons were launched from nearby earlier in the day, sparking fires in Israel.

“The strike was carried out in response to the fire terror being led by the Hamas terror organization against Israel’s citizens and sovereignty,” the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement...

Some time after the Israeli attack, the army said a rocket was launched towards Israel from the north of the Strip, but apparently fell inside the Palestinian enclave...

In the Eshkol Regional Council, firefighters were working to extinguish three fires believed to have been caused by incendiary balloons, which local residents found at the scene, the regional council said.

It said seven fires had broken out in the Eshkol region on Monday, with all but one brought under control by firefighters...

Tags: Hamas , IDF , Terrorism

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