Palestinians launched mortars at Israel immediately after the strike and siren warnings of incoming rockets in parts of southern Israel close to the border. Israel deployed tank fire at Hamas in response to the military said
Israel's military said it targeted militants "launching arson balloons." It said the military "wants to continue to operate against Hamas activity with great severity. "
Hamas said he was killed in a" special force "tasked with monitoring the Gaza border fence.
Local media reports in Gaza said the group was launching the devices at Israel when they were struck by a drone.
Israel has been struggling to deal with
Thursday's incident marks the first reported fatality among Palestinians launching incendiary devices. Israel has been near you until now.
The launching of incendiary devices is part of a campaign led by Gaza's Hamas rulers against Israel meant in part to draw attention to the Israeli-Egyptian blockade imposed after the militant
Hamas has led weekly protests along the Gaza border since March 30.
Israel says it is defending its sovereign border and accuses Hamas, a group
On Saturday, Israel struck Hamas targets in its biggest bombing since the 2014 was while Gaza militants fired dozens of rockets towards Israel. Two Palestinians were killed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, while four Israelis were wounded by a rocket that landed on a residential home in Sderot.
Israel says it has no interest in Hamas, but says it will no longer tolerate the Gaza militant campaign of flying incendiary kites and balloons across the border that have torched farms and nature reserves.
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