IDF Drones Destroy Two Cars Used to Launch Terror Balloons

Palestinian protesters holds ballons and kites before loading them with flammable material to be flown towards Israel, at the Israel-Gaza border in al-Bureij, central Gaza Strip on June 14, 2018. (Photo by MAHMUD HAMS / AFP) (Photo credit should read MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Times of Israel reports: Israeli drones destroyed two cars and an observation post that were being used by a group of Palestinians to launch incendiary balloons into southern Israel from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, according to Palestinian reports.

The Israeli military confirmed that its aircraft conducted three strikes in response to repeated arson attacks from the Palestinian coastal enclave. No Palestinian injuries were reported.

The Israel Defense Forces carried out the first round of strikes around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, hitting one vehicle and the observation post. “An IDF aircraft attacked a car in the northern Gaza Strip that was being used by a group of incendiary balloon launchers, as well as an observation post from which they were launching balloons,” the army said in a statement.

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