Israeli plane attacks kite flyers in Gaza

Four Palestinians were reportedly injured in attack

Israeli plane attacks kite flyers in Gaza

World Bulletin / News Desk

An Israeli warplane on Sunday struck a group of Palestinians trying to launch incendiary kites and balloons near border of the Gaza Strip, according to the Israeli military.

In a statement, a military spokesperson said the airstrike targeted a squad “that was launching arson balloons from the northern Gaza Strip into Israel”.

Four Palestinians were injured in the attack, Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said in a statement.

According to an Anadolu Agency reporter, the attack targeted a group of kite launchers in the city of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip.

In recent weeks, Palestinian activists have been flying flaming kites and balloons over Israeli territory as part of ongoing anti-occupation protests along Gaza border.

Since March, more than 157 people have been martyred and thousands more injured by Israeli army fire during the protests against the decades-long Israeli occupation and 11-year blockade on the Gaza Strip, which has gutted the coastal enclave’s economy and deprived its roughly 2 million inhabitants of basic commodities.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Ağustos 2018, 14:34