Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – Israel struck overnight an establishment of Hamas rulers in the Gaza Strip, the movement's military wing said Sunday the Israeli army said it was responding to kite-fueled fire attacks.  A military spokeswoman said this was a direct response to a new Palestinian tactic of flying kites with firebombs over the Gaza border to Israel to light the peasants' fields.
"Last night, a plane hit a terrorist post by Hamas terrorist organization next to the security fence in the northern Gaza Strip," said a spokeswoman for the AFP without describing the goal.
The military wing of Hamas Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades said in a statement that it was a border observation post and that no one was there
"The strike was the reaction to an incident in which terrorists set fire to burning incendiary bombs yesterday, Israel (19659006) Israeli media reported severe damage to farms caused by hang-gliding of Molotov cocktails in recent days, even though the equipment has difficulty crossing the fence, while they stay in flight.
Forty-nine Palestinians have been killed Since the beginning of the protests and clashes along the Gaza border on March 30, hundreds of others were shot and killed.
Protesters demand the right to return to their homes confiscated by Israel in 1948 This would mark the end of their country as a Jewish state.
In the weeks of the protests, no Israelis were injured and the military was criticized internationally for its use of live ammunition.
The Israeli military spokeswoman made one point, adding that the latest strike was unrelated to a previously unexplained Central Gaza Strip explosion that killed six Hamas fighters on Saturday.
Ezzedine al-Qassam said the dead were all their members and blamed Israel for the blast without providing details or evidence.
Some earlier explosions in the Gaza Strip are due to the accidental detonation of explosive material from militant groups.