The Israeli Air Force launched new bombings today against positions of the armed wing of the Islamist movement Hamas in the Gaza Strip, according to eyewitnesses and the Israeli staff.
The Israeli military has confirmed that its planes struck Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip, saying it was in retaliation for the use of balloons with incendiary devices to provoke fires in southern Israel on Thursday.
AFP reporters in the Palestinian enclave reported that explosions were heard overnight.
This is the second Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip since the beginning of the week and after the end of the eleven-day war (May 10-21) between Israel and the armed wing of Hamas, the ruling Islamist wing in the small Palestinian enclave. two million inhabitants.
The Israeli military says it has targeted a Hamas military post and a rocket-propelled grenade launcher in Gaza City and Khan Younis, a town in the southern part of the enclave that has been under Israeli siege for nearly XNUMX years.
The head of the Israeli General Staff, General Aviv Kohavi, demanded that his subordinates "intensify preparations" for a "series of scenarios", including the "resumption of hostilities", following the new conflict in which 260 dead were counted. among them children, teenagers and fighters, and 13 dead in Israel, among them a child, a teenager and a soldier.
The new raids come as Egypt continues its efforts to consolidate the ceasefire agreement that ended the lightning war.