TEL AVIV, BM, ($1=3.27 Israeli Shekels) – Israeli Air Force fighters attacked a military base that housed some buildings used by Hamas members, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing the Israel Defense Forces statement.
“In response to incendiary balloons launched towards Israel, we attacked a Hamas military base containing the infrastructure and assets used for terrorist activities,” the IDF tweeted.
It is clarified that this base was located near civilian objects in Gaza, including the school.
“We will continue to respond to any terror attempts by Gaza,” the Israeli military said.
Israeli media reported Sunday that three fires were extinguished in the Eshkol district on the border with the Gaza Strip. It was noted that all three fires were the result of the explosion of balloons with incendiary devices launched from the Gaza Strip.
Last week, it became clear that Israel had accused Qatar of financing terrorist groups in the region. According to reporters from the Washington Examiner and the Voice of America, Joe Biden has received intelligence from Israel that Qatar is funding the Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps [IRGC], which has been declared a terrorist organization by the White House. The intelligence transfer took place during a meeting in June between US President Joe Biden and then-resigning Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.
The US State Department confirmed the information that accusations are being considered, amid Israel’s refusal to comment on the veracity of the facts, which only reinforces the feeling that Tel Aviv has indeed provided such information. However, the State Department emphasizes that “Qatar and the United States have a robust strategic, security, and counterterrorism partnership. Qatar is one of the United States’ closest military allies in the region. U.S.-Qatar military and security cooperation contribute to the safety and stability of the region.”
The silence of the Israeli authorities did not prevent The Times of Israel from confirming this intelligence report, citing an Israeli intelligence source. A second source did the same, but this time the confession appeared in another American media – the Voice of America.
Early this morning on July 2, the Israeli Air Force inflicted a series of airstrikes on the weapons workshops of the radical Palestinian movement Hamas in the Gaza Strip, BulgarianMilitary.com has learned, quoting TASS and Israel Times. The Israeli attack was in response to the recent launch of explosive balloons from Gaza in the direction of Israel, which caused fires in some parts of the country.
“The strike was carried out in response to the arson balloon attacks on Israeli territory. The IDF will respond with determination against all terror attempts from the Gaza Strip,” the press release of the Israeli army said then.
The violence began after the focus fell on controversial judicial and political actions over the Palestinian-populated Sheikh Jara district of East Jerusalem. An Israeli court initially ruled that Palestinians should be evicted from the neighborhood and be populated with Israelis. A hearing on the eviction followed, but it never ended last Sunday and was postponed.
On Monday, May 10, Jerusalem was subjected to a brief rocket attack by al-Quds and Hamas with a request on the eviction decision. Israel did not comply with the Palestinians, which led to a retaliatory strike and a rocket fire between the two countries for the second day in a row.
According to a field source, Israel has involved fighter jets and tanks in the conflict, which are hitting 130 targets in the Gaza Strip. These goals are related to the Hamas movement. According to the Israeli authorities, these goals are also associated with terrorist organizations.
Nearly 4,000 rockets were fired between May 10 and 21 this year when Hamas attacked almost all of the Israeli territory. Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system intercepted many of them, but on the first day, those in the coastal city of Ashkelon initially had technical problems that were eliminated by Israeli troops.
The 11-day conflict claimed a total of 257 lives and nearly 2,000 were injured by Palestinians. Israel lost 13 people. The armistice with Egypt’s active participation is still ongoing.
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