On May 28, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) announced that warplanes of the Israeli Air Force carried out several airstrikes on positions of the Palestinian Hamas Movement in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. According to the IDF, the airstrikes were response to a security incident, in which suspects infiltrated the Israeli territory and attempted to damage the security fence around Gaza.
“The Hamas terror organization is responsible for all threats originating from the Gaza Strip, & will bear the consequences of its actions against Israeli civilians & Israeli sovereignty,” the IDF said on Twitter.
Meanwhile, the Palestinian Shehab Agency confirmed that Israeli F-16 warplanes had launched more than three missiles at al-Hashasheen and Ain Jalut positions of the Hamas Movement in the cities of Rafah and Khan Yunis of the Gaza Strip. Reportedly, the Israeli airstrikes caused material loses only.
Shehab Agency also posted a video showing Palestinian protestors crossing the Israeli security fence around the Gaza Strip and burning a tent of the Israeli Army.
After the 2008 Gaza War, the Israeli Army adopted a new policy, according to which, it holds the Hamas Movement responsibility for any attack against Israel from the Gaza Strip. Dozens of Hamas positions were destroyed under this policy, which also led to the 2014 Gaza War.