IDF Drone Destroys Motorbike Used to Launch Gaza Terror Balloon

In this Sunday, March 16, 2014 photo, An Israeli soldier prepares to launch a Skylark drone for a reconnaissance mission over the Hamas held Gaza Strip, near the Israel and Gaza border. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
AP/Tsafrir Abayov

The Times of Israel reports: Israeli drones carried out two airstrikes on targets in the central Gaza Strip on Sunday, Palestinian media reported, including one that destroyed a motorbike that the military said was used by a cell sending incendiary balloons into southern Israel.

The Israel Defense Forces confirmed that it had launched one airstrike, but would not immediately comment on the reports of a second. No Palestinian injuries were reported. “Using an aircraft, the IDF attacked a vehicle that was being used by a cell that had launched incendiary balloons in the southern Gaza Strip,” the army said in a statement.

The motorbike that was hit in the first airstrike did not appear to have been in used at the time. The target of the second airstrike was an observation post near the security fence, according to Palestinian media reports. According to the Hamas-affiliated Shehab news outlet, the drone strikes occurred outside the Bureij refugee camp.

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