The Israeli military launched airstrikes in Gaza in response to fire balloons

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) says incendiary balloons launched from Gaza sparked multiple fires in southern Israel.

IDF says the balloons were launched as a protest to the provocative flag march in Jerusalem.

The Palestinian news agency reports no casualties from the airstrikes.

According to a Hamas spokesman, “the Zionist bombing of the Gaza Strip is a failed attempt to stop our people’s solidarity and resistance with the Holy City.”

Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza did not immediately respond with rocket fire into Israel, however, the situation along the Israel-Gaza border remains extremely tense. The possibility of a serious escalation is not ruled out.

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