Fourth Gaza Strike: Israel Goes on the Attack Against Palestinians Launching Burning Balloons

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The Israeli army said Sunday evening that it struck a car used by a group of Palestinians who launched incindiery balloons from the southern Gaza Strip into Israel, the fourth such strike in a day. Meanwhile, some 17 fires broke out throughout the day in Gaza border communities, the Jewish National Fund said.

Reports in Gaza said Israel attacked a Hamas target east of the Al-Bureij refugee camp in the center of the coastal enclave. No casualties were reported.

Early Sunday, the military confirmed that it struck the vehicle of one of the leaders of the incendiary kites unit in Gaza. This was in response to a string of kites and balloons with explosives launched at Israel in recent days, the army said. Later, the army struck again, this time also targeting what the army called a cell launching balloons carrying explosive devices.

– Gazans send fire-starting kites into Israel; army uses drones for interception