Photo Credit: IDF
IED terror balloons flown into southern Israeli agricultural field from Gaza. Oct 19, 2018

Israel Defense Forces struck Hamas positions in Gaza on Monday in retaliation for an explosive balloon attack on the Eshkol Regional Council district near the Gaza border.

Gaza terrorists launched a cluster of balloons carrying an explosive device towards southern Israel on Monday afternoon.


“In response, IDF helicopter gun ships struck two Hamas military posts in the enclave,” the IDF Spokesperson said.

Several hours later, two more explosive balloons were launched towards Israeli territory from Gaza. Both of them exploded in mid-air, around the area of the border.

No one was physically injured and no property damage was reported, according to a communique from the Eshkol Regional Council.

This is the third day in a row that Israeli military forces are carrying out limited strikes against Hamas in retaliation for explosive balloon attacks on Jewish communities living near Israel’s border with Gaza.