In the video: Fire near the Gaza Strip as a result of incendiary balloons/Photo: Moshe Baruchi toured the JNF forests
Two fires broke out a short time ago (Wednesday) in the JNF's Be'eri forest near Gaza. Fire crews called to the scene are working to extinguish them. It is suspected that incendiary balloons launched into the envelope sparked the fires.
During the past ten days there have been several recurring riots near the perimeter fence, during which, among other things, IDF soldiers were shot at and incendiary balloons were launched near the Gaza Strip. In response, the IDF attacked several Hamas positions in Gaza in several different phases.
Yesterday, according to the report, the airstrikes were carried out against Hamas positions east of Gaza City. "Violent disturbances took place in these locations, including the firing of terrorists at our forces," the IDF said. Earlier it was reported that the first attack took place yesterday, during which a drone attacked an unmanned Hamas position in the southern Gaza Strip, near Rafah.
Two fires broke out in the JNF forest near Gaza, suspected incendiary balloons/official website, JNF workers and foresters
Yesterday and yesterday, during Yom Kippur, an IDF remotely manned aircraft attacked Hamas military positions in the Gaza Strip, following the launching of incendiary balloons at communities near the Gaza Strip and the continuation of riots on the border fence. Before the attack, hundreds of masked men burned tires and tried to approach the perimeter fence under cover of smoke. Last Friday as well, the IDF attacked three Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip, also against the backdrop of violent riots along the fence, during which dozens of Palestinians tried to sabotage the fence. At the same time, two fires broke out near the Gaza Strip as a result of incendiary balloons launched from the Gaza Strip.
The demonstrations along the Gaza Strip border have intensified in recent weeks, and with them the violence. Hamas reported in the first week of the demonstrations that it expected Qatar to return the large sums of money to aid the residents, because the organization was having difficulty paying the salaries of thousands of officials. The argument is that the cost of living requires him to spend large sums on goods from Israel and Egypt. Expectations for more workers to go to work in Israel have also subsided, and pressure is mounting on the Palestinian street, which criticizes the Hamas leadership for failing to bring about a solution.
The Shin Bet insists that until progress is made to resolve the issue of prisoners and missing persons, the quota of workers will not rise beyond 18,600 – against the background of two cases of Palestinian workers with knives found by security guards in Israel's home front. "Hamas is trying to use violence and terrorism on the border as part of the toolbox for negotiations on improving its economic situation," a senior security source explained, adding that "the message conveyed through the Qataris and Egyptians is that if terrorism and violence continue, Israel will intensify its responses."
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