Tel Aviv, MINA – At least three balloons from the Gaza Strip flew on Wednesday and landed on Israeli territory, one of them exploded in the air.
In response, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) aircraft opened fire on a group of Palestinians who launched the arson device.
The IDF said on Wednesday that the target was a Hamas post where the balloon was launched, the Times of Israel reported, quoted by MINA.
However, the attack on east of El-Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza did not cause any death or injury.
A spokesman for the Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel said a large group of balloons carrying a cardboard model from an unmanned aircraft landed in a field in the Eshkol area on Wednesday afternoon. It is one of the biggest air devices to reach Israel from the Palestinian territories in a few months.
Earlier, another balloon carrying explosives was found in a farm in the Eshkol region, which borders Gaza, the local government said.
The day before, balloon launches triggered a small fire in a meadow in southern Israel.
The launch was the first after there were no balloon attacks from Gaza to Israel in recent months. (T/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)