Israeli Air Force jets have carried out a series of strikes on Gaza, in retaliation to alleged arson attempts and “explosive kites and balloons” being launched at Israel.
The Israeli Army said in a statement that it holds Hamas responsible for “everything in and out of the Gaza Strip” and that the organization “will bear the consequences” of its actions or inactions.
— Press TV (@PressTV) June 17, 2018
Throughout the Great March of Return protests, which erupted along the Gaza-Israeli border in late March, Palestinians reportedly used balloons and kites to send homemade explosive devices into Israel, resulting in a number of fires across southern Israel.
— ＲＩمＳＨＡ 🇵🇰🇵🇸 (@Rimmytweets) June 17, 2018
In order to put a halt to these activities, Israel has limited the amount of helium gas that can be brought into Gaza.
— Palestine Chronicle (@PalestineChron) June 17, 2018
Nearly 130 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces during the protests along the border with Gaza.
— Palestine Chronicle (@PalestineChron) June 15, 2018
The UN General Assembly condemned Israel’s “excessive use of force” against Palestinian demonstrators, adopting a nonbinding resolution last week.
US envoy Nikki Haley wanted the final document to have an amendment condemning Hamas, but the proposal failed to draw enough support.
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