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IDF Apache Helicopters

Israeli Defense Forces struck two Hamas military positions in Gaza on Sunday.

The forces struck two Hamas observation posts near Khan Younis, in southern Gaza.

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The air strike by Israeli attack helicopters came after a large bunch of colorful balloons festooned with glitter and Arabic writing landed in the Sdot Negev Regional Council district.

The pretty balloons were attached to what appeared to be a model airplane, but what actually was a drone, attached to an improvised explosive device (IED).

It was designed to kill any unwary Israeli child or adult who approached the colorful cluster.

The bomb exploded while a police sapper was working to dismantle the device.

This was the third such incident in the past week, one that Sdot Negev Regional Council head Tamir Idan called a “severe escalation.”

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