Home Gaza Strip. Gaza Strip. Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh has been re-elected unopposed, officials confirmed Monday, furthering his grip over the Palestinian Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip after recent clashes with Israel. Israel allowed a limited resumption of commercial exports from the Gaza Strip on Monday in what it called a "conditional" measure one month after a truce halted 11 days of fighting with the Palestinian enclave's Hamas rulers.
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France 24 is not responsible for the content of external websites. Israel bombs Hamas sites in Gaza over fire balloons, Israeli military says. Israel bombs Gaza in response to violent border clashes. Israel reduces Gaza fishing zone by half after incendiary balloons cause fires. Israel launches air strikes on Gaza after incendiary balloons spark small fires.
The airstrike came several hours after the incendiary balloons were launched into Israel by activists linked to Gaza's ruling Hamas militant group. Photos and video posted on social media showed them sending the balloons into Israel. In an article published on the website of Channel 12 news over the weekend, the military chief of staff, Lt. Aviv Kohavi, was quoted as saying that "the building was destroyed justly" and he did not have a "gram of regret. The incident, which took place on Sunday, comes just over a week after a cease-fire between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers went into effect and as Egypt is trying to strengthen a longer truce between the two.
After 11 days of fighting, Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas have agreed to a ceasefire. At least people, including more than women and children, were killed in Gaza, according to its health ministry. Israel has said it killed at least militants during the fighting. Hamas has not given casualty figures for fighters. In Israel 12 people, including two children, were killed, its medical service says.