The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have confirmed that they have struck several targets in the Gaza Strip which they said served as militant camps or contact points for Hamas.
“The Israeli Air Force recently delivered strikes on Hamas military facilities that served as camps and meeting places for terrorist militants in the city of Khan Yunis and Gaza City. Terrorist activities were carried out at the attacked sites,” the IDF said on Twitter.
Media reports claimed that the air strikes were a response to the militants in the Palestinian territory sending incendiary balloons into southern Israel.
These airstrikes are the first major flare-up between Israel and Gaza since the May 21 ceasefire that ended 11 days of hostilities.