Friday, August 21, 2020

Tensions rise as IDF strikes Gaza in response to arson terrorism - Lilach Shoval and ILH Staff


by Lilach Shoval and ILH Staff 

Over 200 fires have been sparked by airborne explosives launched into Israel from the Gaza Strip in the past two weeks. IDF troops foil arson attack near Ramallah, killing one terrorist and wounding another.


The Israeli military struck Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip early on Thursday morning, following a series of arson attacks emanating from the coastal enclave.

According to the Palestinian Shehab news agency, no injuries were reported.

"IDF tanks shelled Hamas military posts in the Gaza Strip," the IDF Spokesperson's Unit confirmed.

"The strike was carried out in response to the launch of explosive and incendiary balloons from Gaza into Israeli territory."

This was the latest in retaliatory strikes by the IDF against the terrorist group ruling Gaza, as the past two weeks have seen an escalation in arson terrorism.

On Wednesday over 15 fires were sparked by airborne explosives send into Israel from Gaza, burning miles of farmland in the Eshkol and Shaar Hanegev regional councils.

Over 200 fires have been sparked in the western Negev over the last two weeks by incendiary balloons.

Also on Thursday, IDF troop patrolling near the village Deir Abu Mashal, on the outskirts of Ramallah, thwarted an arson attack.

The soldiers identified Palestinians carrying several firebombs and engaged.

The IDF said the cell was hit. One of the terrorists sustained mortal wounds and died in a nearby hospital. Another terrorist is reportedly in serious condition.


Lilach Shoval and ILH Staff

Source: https://www.israelhayom.com/2020/08/20/tensions-rise-as-idf-strikes-gaza-in-response-to-arson-terrorism/

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