Last night, warplanes of the Israeli Air Force carried out strikes on 9 targets allegedly belonging to the Palestinian Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said.
According to the IDF, the targets were located in two military compounds and weapons manufacturing site of Hamas.
Footage of last night’s IAF strikes of military objectives in the northern Gaza Strip belonging to the Hamas terror organization pic.twitter.com/ZKbmDIb465
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) 18 June 2018
The IDF said that the strikes had been conducted “in response to arson and explosive kites and balloons that’ve been launched into Israel”. On June 16, the IDF wounded two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip attempting to launch incendiary balloons across the contact line into the Israeli-held area, according to the Israeli side.