Israeli tanks targeted Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip overnight for the in response to continued waves of incendiary balloons across the border, the country’s army said on Thursday.
The continuing cross-border violence came despite the attempts of Egyptian security to end the flare-up, which has seen two weeks of rocket and fire balloon attacks from Gaza and almost nightly Israeli reprisals.
“Explosive and arson balloons were launched from the Gaza Strip into Israel,” a military statement said.
“In response… tanks targeted military posts belonging to the Hamas terror organisation in the Gaza Strip.”
Gaza security officials said the fire hit Hamas observation posts near al-Maghazi and Al-Bureij refugee camps in the centre of the strip, and the town of Khan Yunis, further south.