IDF strikes Hamas strongholds in retaliation for balloon bomb

Israeli attack helicopters open fire on Hamas positions in Gaza Strip, after bomb-laden balloons launched into Israel via model airplane.

David Rosenberg,

IDF Cobra helicopter firing missile
IDF Cobra helicopter firing missile
Flash 90

Israeli attack helicopters opened fire on Hamas posts in the Gaza Strip Sunday in retaliation for the launching of balloon bombs into Israeli territory earlier on Sunday.

According to an IDF spokesperson, Hamas terrorists operating out of the Gaza Strip launched the balloon bombs into Israeli territory using a model airplane, which carried the makeshift explosive device attached to balloons into Israeli airspace.

In response, Israeli helicopters opened fire on Hamas positions in Gaza.

“Earlier today, an explosive device attached to multiple balloons was launched on a model airplane from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory,” the IDF said Sunday.

“In response, IDF attack helicopters targeted two Hamas military posts in the Gaza Strip.”

“The IDF will continue to operate in order to protect Israeli civilians from acts of terror emanating from the Gaza Strip. The Hamas terror organization is accountable for all events transpiring in the Gaza Strip and from it and will bear the consequences for its actions.”

The Palestinian Authority media outlet WAFA said the Hamas positions hit in the airstrikes were east of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.

WAFA claimed that both positions were “completely destroyed”, adding that no casualties were reported.


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