On July 4, CM wrote that a skirmish with Gaza was highly possible,
“What might have escaped many is that in the last few months terrorists have burnt more than 30,000 dunam (7,400 acres) of land near the border with Gaza. Israel’s honey industry has almost been wiped out. Israel is under pressure to do something to stop such destruction. Iran is the biggest headache for Israel at present. Despite digital diplomacy, the last thing the country wants to invite is a conflict with Iran-backed Hamas.
However do not be surprised if some skirmish kicks off on the border in coming months to contain the fire bombing of farmland.“
This is the first heavy handed strike since 2014. The Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group said that a truce has been reached but small scale mortar fire continues.
Credit to Nimmy on the ground in Tel Aviv for live information.