The Israeli military conducted airstrikes in Gaza on Wednesday night. The strikes were in response to dozens of incendiary balloons launched from Gaza set multiple fires in southern Israel earlier in the day. 

Israeli firefighters said that they responded to more than 20 fires started by incendiary devices.

The airstrikes are the first in Gaza since the new government of Naftali Bennett took power from longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and since a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza went into effect about a month ago.

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said they struck Hamas military sites and meeting places for the Khan Younis and Gaza brigades.