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Gaza Terror Balloons Cause Average of 12 Fires Per Day in Israel

Israeli soldiers attempt to extinguish a fire in a forest field near the Kibbutz of Nahal Oz, along the border with the Gaza Strip, on July 17 after it was caused by inflammable material attached to a balloon flown by Palestinian protesters from across the border. (Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA …
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Ynetnews reports: Local authorities in Gaza border communities have issued new and updated safety guidelines in recent days, in light of an increase in terrorist attacks involving balloons attached to explosives being launched from Gaza. Recently, an average of 12 fires a day were caused by incendiary balloons, most of them in the Be’eri and Kissufim forests or in open fields in the Eshkol and Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Councils.

Gaza region residents have been informed that police and IDF officials are concerned with the recent escalation in incendiary balloon terrorism, fearing it can lead to casualties since now terrorists are launching balloons attached to improvised explosive devices.

Although the explosives charges are not powerful, the explosives themselves and the inflammatory materials can certainly cause serious injuries.

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