An aircraft of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) struck a Palestinian, who had “launched arson balloons into southern Israel” from the Gaza Strip, the IDF announced via its Twitter account on October 31.
For 7 months, terrorists in #Gaza have been igniting balloons and using the wind to fly them over the border fence in order to burn land in #Israel.
A terrorist in Gaza just launched arson balloons into Israel.
In response, an IDF aircraft fired towards the terrorist.
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDFSpokesperson) October 31, 2018
The Gaza Health Ministry confirmed that the IDF had killed a 27-year-old Palestinian in the northern part of Gaza. The person was identified as Mohamed Abed la-Hai, a resident of the al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza City.
Palestinains often launch arson balloons as a wave to protest against Israeli actions in Gaza and the Western Bank as well as the Israeli discriminatory policy towards the Arab population. The IDF describes these actions as terroist attacks and kill people launching arson balloons on a cosntant basis.
On October 28, three 13-year-old Palestinians boys – Khaled Bassam Mahmoud Abu Saeed, Abdul Hameed Mohammed Abdul Aziz Abu Zaher and Mohammed Ibrahim Abdullah al-Sutari – were killed by the IDF in Gaza. According to the IDF, it struck three Palestinians who were attempting to place an IED near the border fence in southern Gaza.
On October 26, the IDF struck over 100 targets across the Gaza Strip after the Palestinian armed group known as Islamic Jihad had launched projectiles at Israeli targets. The projectiles were launched in response to deaths of six Palestinian civilians from Israeli fire during the rallies earlier on the same day.