The incendiary balloons

Why tension between Gaza and the Israeli occupation escalated?

Why tension between Gaza and the Israeli occupation escalated?
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The incendiary balloons re-invaded the suburbs of the Gaza Strip into southern Israel again, after stopping for several months, to give Israel an opportunity to implement what was agreed upon between the factions in Gaza and Israel under Egyptian, Qatari and UN sponsorship, according to officials.

Dozens of fires have erupted moment after moment by these balloons, which Hamas considers as one of the tough peaceful tools that the youths see fit for the purpose of their struggle.


However, Israel sees the balloons which usually carry small amounts of explosives  as a disaster for the security and safety of the Israelis, and is striving with all force to directly target their launchers.

The Israeli media stated at pre-dawn on Wednesday that the aerial raids carried out by the Israeli warplanes on militants facilities in the Gaza Strip were aimed directly at the launchers of the incendiary balloons, describing their survival from death as a "miracle."

The specialist in military affairs, Rami Abu Zubaydah, from Gaza said: “What we are witnessing recently from the attempt of the occupation and Benny Gantz through the threat of a military confrontation in Gaza, pushed the Palestinians to tell the occupation through these incendiary balloons that they are able and ready to paralyze the Israeli home front.”

Abu Zubaydah added that the incendiary balloons that the youths launch from time to time want to deliver several messages to the Israeli occupation in light of the occupation’s failure to abide by the understandings to break the blockade and reduce the difficult economic reality in the Gaza Strip.

He added that the failure to lift the siege on the Gaza Strip and the commitment to the understandings that were sponsored and mediated by Egypt, Qatar and the United Nations, it is possible and as a result of this inaction, it is possible to move to military waves that cost the occupation a lot as a result of the resistance's growing capabilities.

For his part, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum stressed that the unjust siege imposed by the occupation on more than two million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip 14 years ago, with the aim of destroying the lives of its residents and isolating them geographically, socially and politically, cannot be accepted as a fait accompli, and silence will not continue.

Muhammad al-Mughrabi, 46 years old, father of six from the central Gaza Strip said: Whoever bears responsibility for what is happening today in the Gaza Strip, where the results of this escalation are clearly reflected on the life in the Israeli communities near Gaza. The occupation bears full responsibility and its repercussions as it has failed to lift the siege on the Gaza Strip, trying to impose a new reality by dealing with  Gaza.

Mahmoud al-Aidi, 28, married with no children expressed his dissatisfaction with the absence of the actual role of mediators between the militant groups and the occupation. 

He wondered how a people besieged for 14 years would be satisfied with the silence and submission to the occupation and its policies.  

“Where are the Arab countries that see the injustice, oppression and deprivation that our people have lived through for years and do not move a finger.“

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