Israeli military strikes in Gaza as border heats up once again

The Israeli military conducts airstrikes on a Hamas building in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip, Palestinian media reports.

The attack appears to be in retaliation for the launching of balloon-borne incendiary devices from Gaza over the past two days, which caused at least a dozen fires in southern Israel.

There are no immediate reports of injuries. The IDF has not immediately commented on the strikes.

The strikes come amid reports in Hebrew media this evening that Israeli patience is wearing thin, and that Jerusalem has conveyed to Hamas through Egypt that if peace is not restored, it could well launch a fresh new operation in the Strip.

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