IDF Targets Car of Hamas Terror Kite Leader

Palestinians prepare an incendiary device attached to a kite before trying to fly it over the border fence with Israel, on the eastern outskirts of Jabalia, on May 4, 2018. - Hundreds of Palestinians gathered on the Gaza border Friday for the sixth week of protests in which dozens have …

The Times of Israel reports: The Israeli military said Sunday its aircraft had targeted a leading Gazan figure launching incendiary balloons and kites into Israel.

The strike appeared to be the latest instance of the army attempting to warn off Gazans launching balloons and kites at Israel, which have led to daily blazes in fields in southern Israel and raised fears of balloon-borne IED attacks.

“Our forces attacked in an airstrike the vehicle of on the leaders of a burning and explosive kite and balloon cells. The attack was carried out in response to the ongoing launching of burning and explosive kites and balloons into Israel,” the army said in a short statement. The army did not name the person targeted or say if they were hit in the airstrike.

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