Balloon units in the Gaza Strip warned on Wednesday that they would continue launches of incendiary and explosive balloons in response to IDF strikes against terror infrastructure in the Strip on Tuesday night, as Israeli officials warned of a forceful response to the launches.
The Sons of Al-Zawari balloon unit warned in a reportedly direct Telegram channel that they would be “beginning a new battle” on Wednesday morning in response to airstrikes conducted by the IDF in Gaza. Other balloon units echoed the statement, saying that they “are not afraid of [Israel’s] threats or planes.”
Many of the statements by the balloon units in recent days have referred to the launches as the “Battle of the Lion’s Roar.”
On Wednesday, at least four fires were reported in southern Israel near Yad Mordechai, Zikim and Netiv Haasara in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council and near Sderot. It is still unclear whether the fires were caused by incendiary balloons.
An incendiary balloon landed in the yard of a house in one of the towns in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council and was extinguished immediately. No injuries or damage were caused.
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