IDF Imposes Naval Blockade On Gaza Strip Over Arson Balloons

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Israel imposed a naval blockade on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Wednesday in response to the dozens of arson balloons launched across the border.

“Due to the continuous launching of incendiary balloons and kites from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, it has been decided tonight (Wednesday) not to allow access to Gaza’s maritime space until further notice,” a spokesperson for COGAT, a unit of Israel’s defense ministry, said in a statement.

Eight fires broke out on Israeli fields adjacent to the Gaza border on Wednesday, following weeks of continuous launches from the Strip being met with restrictions and then easing of Gaza’s fishing zone.

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