The Israeli Air Force responded to multiple aggressions launched by the Hamas terrorist group by bombing key targets in the Gaza Strip.

Hamas provoked several major emergencies in the country’s south by dropping incendiary balloons, just three months after heavy fighting raged for 11 days in May, according to The Times of Israel on Aug. 24. 

Targets hit by the bombs included a Hamas weapons factory in the town of Khan Younis, the entrance to a tunnel in Jabaliya, and a subway rocket launcher next to a school.

Moreover, all indications are that the aggression that had already begun two days earlier, when Hamas staged violent demonstrations along the border fence, breaking the precarious balance reached, could escalate,

In the midst of the melee, a Palestinian fired his pistol at an Israeli Border Police sniper, Barel Hadaria Shmueli, who reportedly remains in a critical condition, according to Fr24 News.

In the aftermath of the counterattack, dozens of Palestinians were wounded by Israeli gunfire and riot action, reported the Hamas Health Ministry in Gaza.

The Egyptian government closed the Rafah crossing, the only one that allows trade between Egypt and Gaza. Here, Israel imposes a blockade that has limited the movement of goods and people for years.

For the time being, the Israeli government will apparently not take more drastic measures ahead of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s scheduled meeting with President Joe Biden at the White House on Aug. 26.

One of the central objectives would be to persuade Biden to abandon attempts to settle the nuclear deal with Iran in Vienna.

Iran is one of the financiers of the terrorist group that controls the Gaza Strip, Hamas, among others.  

Bennett will later hold another meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, according to The Times of Israel.

On the other hand, it is noteworthy that Hamas congratulated the Taliban terrorists for their seizure of Kabul, and with it the whole of Afghanistan, with these actions reating hope of overcoming Israel. 

Hamas published photos of a meeting between its leader, Ismail Haniyeh, and a Taliban delegation. All indications are that the meeting took place at the Taliban office in Doha, Qatar, where Haniyeh has been based for the past two years.

Another aspect that these two terrorist groups have in common is the support of the Chinese communist regime. 

The CCP has been helping the Taliban for decades by selling them weapons. With the new scenario in Afghanistan, Beijing is now trying to present a positive image of these terrorists.

In this regard, columnist, lawyer, and China expert Gordon Chang refers to the CCP’s recent contact with the Taliban.

“China’s embassy in Kabul has remained open in recent days, a sign that Beijing has struck a deal with the Taliban during the rapid failure of the Afghan government,” Chang said.