Less than 48 hours later, as balloon launches from Gaza continued, the IDF carried out another series of air strikes late Thursday. The IDF said they targeted military complexes and a launch site belonging to Hamas.
In a sign that both Israel and Hamas are interested in preventing a full escalation, Hamas did not respond to Wednesday’s airstrike with a rocket launch. However, the situation on the Israel-Gaza border remains fragile, and a miscalculation by both sides could ignite an immediate and serious escalation in an environment that has not returned to a state of calm after last month’s fighting.
Earlier on Thursday evening, the IDF chief of staff assessed the situation, including the possibility of resumption of fighting between Israel and Hamas.
Hamas spokesman Abd al-Latif Qanoua told CNN: “The occupation will not apply any equation, and what this business could not achieve in the recent invasion, it could not achieve it by intimidating our people and bombing blanks.” Will get the land.”