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Gaza fire balloons draw renewed Israel air strikes

Israel's military carried out air strikes on the Gaza Strip overnight on Thursday after Palestinian militants there sent more incendiary balloons into southern Israel.

It is the second round of strikes in three nights after multiple attacks with balloon-borne devices.

The violence will further strain a fragile ceasefire in place since 21 May.

The truce followed 11 days of fighting between Israel and militants in Gaza.

This week's air strikes are the first under Israel's new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, whose coalition replaced long-standing leader Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday.

There were no immediate reports of casualties.


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