Israeli occupation army said its aircraft on Sunday targeted a ‘leading figure’ behind the launching of balloons and kites into occupied territories from the besieged Gaza Strip.
“In recent days, the IDF warned and carried out several attacks near the cells responsible for the arson and destruction of lands in Israel. These are terror attacks that endanger the residents of southern Israel,” the occupation army said in a statement.
The statement added that occupation army “is determined to continue acting with increasing force against these terror activities for as long as it takes and with a variety of tools. The Hamas terror organization is responsible for everything that happens in and from the Gaza Strip, and it will suffer the consequences,” in reference to Palestinian resistance movement.
The Palestinian Shehab news agency, however, reported that the airstrike had hit an empty vehicle outside a mosque in the Gaza suburb of Shujai’yya early Sunday morning.
Gazans have been protesting along the border with the occupied territories since March 30th. The Palestinians through “The Great March of Return” have been demonstrating their right of return to their occupied land.
Over 130 Palestinians have been martyred and thousands others have been injured by IOF fire in these marches.
On Thursday reports out of Gaza said that Palestinians planned to launch 5,000 incendiary balloons and kites towards the occupied territories to mark Eid al-Fitr.
Calling themselves “The Sons of Zouari” referring to Hamas’s chief drone expert and engineer Muhammad Zouari who was assassinated in Tunisia in an operation blamed on the Mossad, the resistance group pledged to expand the range of their incendiary devices to up to 40 kilometers from the Gaza Strip.