A Palestinian girl holds her doll inside her house damaged during the latest Israeli-Palestinian fighting, in Gaza. AFP
Israeli warplanes struck two targets in the Gaza Strip early on Saturday, in retaliation for the launching of incendiary balloons from the Palestinian enclave that caused fires in southern Israel
The Israeli military said it conducted overnight air strikes against Hamas targets in Gaza in response to incendiary balloons launched from Gaza into Israel.
The Israeli army said in a statement, “In response to continual launches of incendiary balloons from Gaza into Israel throughout the day, a short while ago IDF fighter jets struck a Hamas military compound and a rocket launching site.”
The Israeli military struck what it said was a Hamas military compound and a rocket launching site after four incendiary balloons were launched into Israel, setting fire to land and damaging agriculture. There were no reports of casualties in Israel or Gaza.
There was no immediate comment from Hamas.
There have been sporadic incidents, including a series of incendiary balloon launches, since a May 21 ceasefire ended 11 days of deadly fighting between Israel and Hamas.
That conflict killed 260 Palestinians including some fighters, according to Gaza authorities.In Israel, 13 people were killed, including a soldier, by projectiles fired from Gaza, the police and army said.
Saudi, Oman, Qatar and Egypt urged the Palestinians and Israel to "exercise restraint" after Hamas launched attacks from Gaza against Israel, which responded with air strikes.
Speaking after a cabinet meeting, Erdogan criticised U.S. President Joe Biden's approval of weapons sales to Israel.
The UN Security Council was to hold an emergency meeting amid a diplomatic push to end the fighting, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Israel would continue its military onslaught on the coastal enclave “as long as necessary.”
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