Israel strikes in Gaza after fire balloons launched – BBC News

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    Israel says it carried out air strikes in Gaza overnight after Palestinians launched incendiary balloons from the territory, in the first major flare-up since an 11-day conflict last month.

    The Israeli military said it targeted compounds belonging to Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza.

    There were no casualties on either side and calm had been restored by Wednesday morning.

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