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An Israeli Apache helicopter shoots a missile over the Gaza Strip. (archive)

IDF fighter jets attacked several positions belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday night.

Israeli pilots targeted a site that housed a weapons factory and a Hamas military compound.


The attack was carried out in response to the balloon bombs that have been flown from the Gaza Strip to Israeli territory in recent weeks.

Gaza Balloon Bombs Reach Sde Boker, 60 Kilometers Away

On Saturday, one of the balloon bombs flew as far as the resting place of Israel’s founding father, the late Prime Minister David Ben Gurion and his wife, Paula.

“The IDF will not tolerate terrorism of any kind aimed towards Israeli territory and will continue to take whatever action necessary against attempts to harm its citizens,” the IDF said in a statement.

“The Hamas terrorist organization is responsible for all actions that take place in and outside the Gaza Strip, and it will bear the consequences of the terrorist acts carried out against Israeli citizens,” the IDF Spokesperson added.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.