May 9 2021 The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said in a statement on the 9th that Israeli forces bombed the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) military targets in the Gaza Strip on the same day. On the same day, the Israeli Ministry of Defence announced the immediate closure of the Palestinian fishing area in the Gaza Strip.
The statement said a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip fell into Israeli territory on the same day. In response, Israeli warplanes bombed a Hamas military post in the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli Ministry of Defence announced on the same day that, as a result of the recent release of balloons with incendiary devices into Israel, the Gaza Strip fishing area will be closed until further notice; This is the second such measure by Israel following its brief closure of fishing areas in the Gaza Strip in late April.
Since 13 April, clashes between the two sides have continued, resulting in deaths and injuries and heightened tensions. According to Israeli media reports, Israeli police and IDF have deployed large numbers of military police in Jerusalem and israeli immigration checkpoints to ensure security during the upcoming “Jerusalem Day”, Eid al-Fitr and the Palestinian “Day of Disaster”.
After Hamas seized de facto control of the Gaza Strip in 2007, Israel imposed a total blockade on the Gaza Strip, strictly controlling the movement of people and goods. The blockade of more than 10 years has led to a worsening of the economic situation and social and livelihood of the Gaza Strip.