IDF attacks in Gaza following riots and incendiary balloons – .

IDF attacks in Gaza following riots and incendiary balloons – .

The IDF spokesman confirmed that IAF war devices struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Saturday evening, following violent riots on the border with Israel.

A military base used by Hamas for training and manufacturing weapons was attacked, as well as a tunnel near Jabalya, the IDF said in a statement.

The attacks were carried out in response to incendiary balloons that were sent into Israel from Gaza throughout the weekend and in recent days, sparking two fires on Saturday, and due to violent riots at the border. Some 11 Palestinian protesters were injured in clashes with the IDF at the protest sites, according to Palestinian media.

According to reports from Gaza, the IAF attacked a Hamas army post in Salah a-Din in the central region of the Gaza Strip using an unmanned aerial vehicle.

“Night harassment units” gathered on its border with Israel at a point on the fence east of Gaza City at 8 pm, although relative calm ensued after about an hour. Riots resumed around midnight.

Hundreds of rioters gathered at the border, burned tires and threw explosives. IDF forces have deployed and in the region responded with riot munitions and Ruger riot sniper rifles, according to the IDF spokesperson’s Unit.

The troops have been reinforced by special forces and tank units, he added.

At least 11 Palestinians were wounded at midnight, some seriously, by IDF fire, according to Israeli and Palestinian sources.

Earlier on Saturday, a 12-year-old boy who was present during the violent border riots last Saturday died from injuries he sustained during the violence.

“The period of calm [Israel] has lived is past, and he must prepare for the sounds of our explosions. We will continue our popular movement until the complete lifting of the siege of the Gaza Strip, ”the night units warned in a statement on Saturday.

Earlier today, two fires broke out in settlements near Israel’s southern border following incendiary balloons originating in the Gaza Strip. Incendiary balloons were sent into Israel in the past few days, setting off 10 fires on Tuesday after the IDF struck targets throughout Monday night.

Tensions remain high despite the easing of some restrictions on the Gaza Strip which came into effect on Wednesday, ahead of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and US President Joe Biden meeting.

This is a developing story


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