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June 17, 2018 12:27 pm

Israel Launches More Air Strikes Against Incendiary-Balloon Launchers in Gaza

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Palestinian rioters in Gaza prepare to set a kite on fire to be flown across the border into Israel, May 11, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Ibraheem Abu Mustafa.

The Israeli military on Sunday continued its effort to thwart ongoing cross-border kite bomb and incendiary balloon attacks being conducted by Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip.

Twice on Sunday, an IDF aircraft fired shots towards Palestinians who were launching balloons near the border between Israel and the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.

Air strikes were also carried out against an infrastructure site and a vehicle linked to the hostile balloon activity.

On Saturday, at least 20 fires were set off in southern Israel by flammable objects sent across the border from Gaza, destroying over 240 acres of land.

In recent months, such objects have caused extensive damage to Israeli agricultural fields and forests.

On Friday, it was reported that the Israeli defense industry had adapted a new rifle sighting system to intercept airborne threats, including kite bombs and incendiary balloons.

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