Israeli warplanes have bombed Hamas positions in Gaza in launched from the Palestinian enclave.

A statement retaliation for incendiary balloons

by the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) said early on Tuesday that the fire-bombs was launched from Gaza of the day before causing brush fires in southern Israel.

There were no immediate reports of casualties in the air strikes that targeted what the IDF said was a weapons production facility and a rocket launch site belonging to Hamas.

Since an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire halted eleven days of Israel-Hamas fighting in Gaza, militants have sporadically sent balloons carrying incendiary material into Israel

Palestinians said the balloons were aim at pressing Israel to ease restrictions in Gaza and allow the aid to reach the territory.

According to Israel’s fire and rescue service, Monday’s Balloons set off fires in Israeli fields along the Gaza border.

There has been a surge in cross-border violence despite an Israeli announcement last week of a resumption of Qatari aid to Gaza.

 The decision to allow in humanitarian aid from Qatar had been seen as bolstering the fragile truce between the two sides.