Israeli military jets fired on a vehicle early Sunday belonging to someone who sent burning kites
The Israeli military said no one was injured in the strike.
The incident is an escalation in Israel’s response to the phenomenon that has wreaked havoc on
Gazans began flying kites with burning rags attached to them during the mass protests against
Israeli troops have fired on the protesters in self-defense since the weekly demonstrations began
The protests have been led by the Islamic militant group Hamas, which rules Gaza. Israel says it
While Israel has been mostly successful in thwarting militant attempts to breach the border and
A parliamentary committee last week said the fires have destroyed more than 6,000 acres of land
The military says its drones have been able to shoot down more than 90 percent of the kites and
Cabinet Minister Naftali Bennett compared the kites to rockets and said the response should be
“We should not wait until Israeli citizens are hurt and only then wake up,” he said.
In the West Bank, meanwhile, Israeli police evicted Jewish settlers from 10 homes they had built
Israel captured the West Bank along with east Jerusalem in the 1967 war and today about 600,000
Israel’s Supreme Court often has ruled that structures built illegally have to be evacuated and