The Israeli military said it carried out overnight attacks on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip after incendiary balloons were launched from the Palestinian enclave.
The army on Wednesday said the attacks were “retaliation” for the floating of multiple fire balloons from the Hamas-run enclave in recent days.
Fighter jets, attack helicopters, and tanks struck a number of Hamas targets including “underground infrastructure and observation posts”, a military statement said.
No casualties were reported and there was no immediate response from Hamas.
Fire services in southern Israel said the incendiary balloons caused 60 fires on Tuesday alone but no one had been hurt.
Explosives tied to balloons and kites first emerged as a weapon in Gaza during intense protests in 2018, when the makeshift devices drifted across the border daily, causing thousands of fires on Israeli farms and in communities.
Israel closed its Kerem Shalom goods crossing with the Gaza Strip in response…