“Fighter jets, attack helicopters and tanks hit a number of Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip,” on Tuesday night, the IDF said. The targets were named as “underground infrastructure and Hamas observation posts.” During the day, massed arson balloon clusters loosed from the Gaza Strip set off 60 fires that burned up Israeli field crops and woodland. The military spokesman stressed that Israel “is fully prepared for any action necessary to stem assaults on its citizens and territory. Hamas is held fully responsible for such assaults and will bear the consequences.”
During the IDF bombardment, a missile accidentally hit a dairy farm on the Israeli side of the border. No one was hurt. The incident is being investigated.