About a week after the previous Hamas-Israeli escalation over the Gaza Strip, the sides once again traded strikes in the area.
On June 26, the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) targeted and destroyed a vehicle and two Hamas “observation posts” in the Gaza Strip.
Earlier tonight, an IAF aircraft & IDF tank targeted a vehicle belonging to a Hamas operative heavily involved in launching arson & explosive balloons from the Gaza Strip into Israel
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) 27 June 2018
At the same time, the Palestinian movement Hamas launched about 13 missiles at Israeli targets. Three of them were intercepted by the Iron Dome system. According to reprots, sirens sounded in the Israeli-held areas of Hof Ashkelon, Sha’ar HaNegev and Eshkol Regional Councils.