IAF Strikes Hamas Targets in Response to Rocket Attacks, Booby-Trapped Balloons

30 January, 2020   |   2 months ago

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday evening bombed several Hamas terror targets in the Gaza Strip in response to several attacks on Israel earlier in the day.

Gaza-based terrorists launched three rockets and several balloons tied to explosive charges into Israel. the projectiles and explosive charges landed in open spaces, causing no injuries or damage.

In response, IDF aircraft struck Hamas targets, including a weapons manufacturing site and underground infrastructure.

“The Hamas terror organization is responsible for what is happening in and out of the Gaza Strip and it will bear the consequences for actions against Israeli citizens,” the IDF stated.

The exchange of fire has become routine in recent days, and this is the third night in a week that the IAF conducted strikes against Hamas targets in Gaza.

Balloons attached to explosive charges launched by terrorists from Gaza continued to land at several locations in Israel’s south and at other locations, some two weeks that Israel has been contending with this threat.

The explosive and flammable balloon attacks have returned to haunt Israel’s residents in the south in the past weeks after several months in which such attacks from Gaza ceased.

The explosive devices are upgraded and are equipped with elements to increase casualties among the civilian population.