While all the focus has been up North, the balloon war emanating from Gaza continues to escalate.
Two fires have broken our now in the Gaza region caused by flaming balloons sent by Hamas operatives. DM Gantz has already threatened to escalate Israel’s response to the attacks.
These balloons and explosives have been increasing over the past 4 days. The IDF has responded carefully with only one bombing in retaliation to Hamas’ cross border attacks.
The response by the IDF has clearly been calibrated to offset any sort of uptick in fighting while tensions with Hezbollah continue to stay high.
However, wit increased attacks from Gaza, DM Gantz cannot afford to look weak – especially since new elections appear to be probably.