Palestinian Terror Arson Causes 29 Fires in Southern Israel

Palestinians prepare an incendiary device attached to a kite before trying to fly it over the border fence with Israel, on the eastern outskirts of Jabalia, on May 4, 2018. - Hundreds of Palestinians gathered on the Gaza border Friday for the sixth week of protests in which dozens have …
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JNS reports: Twenty-nine fires erupted in Israeli communities ‎near the Gaza Strip border Tuesday, as Palestinian ‎arson terrorism continued to wreak havoc near the ‎volatile frontier. ‎

One incendiary balloon sent over the Gaza border ‎landed on a parked vehicle in the Eshkol Regional ‎Council, damaging its roof. No injuries were ‎reported in the incident.‎ Sdot Negev Regional Council head Tamir Idan leveled ‎harsh criticism at the government over what he ‎called its tolerance of the situation. ‎

‎”Frankly, I’m very concerned by the government’s ‎inaction. Especially given the promises made to us ‎during their [ministers’] recent meetings with the ‎local council heads. ‎ This type of prolonged inaction is perceived by the ‎other side as a serious weakness. Hamas continues to ‎dictate reality on the ground and we keep being ‎dragged behind it,” he said.‎

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