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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 …

Gaza Terror Balloons Suspected in Massive Fire in Israel

One of the largest fires over the past six months broke out Saturday evening in Ein HaBesor, a moshav in the Eshkol Regional Council. The fire was possibly caused from an incendiary balloon flown from Gaza, as minutes before the fire broke out balloons were seen being blown from the strip.

A picture taken on July 14, 2018 shows Palestinian rockets being fired from Gaza City towards Israel. - Israel's military said it had launched air strikes targeting Hamas in the Gaza Strip on July 14 as rockets and mortars were lobbed into southern Israel from the blockaded Palestinian enclave. (Photo …

More Terror Rockets Launched from Gaza Despite Ceasefire

The Iron Dome anti-missile defense system downed one of two rockets fired from Gaza toward Israel in the predawn hours of Sunday morning, the military said, hours after a ceasefire was due to go into effect to put an end to a flare-up between the Hamas terrorist group and Israel.

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Five Code Red Sirens Sound in Israeli Communities Near Gaza

Five Code Red rocket alert sirens were sounded in the Eshkol Regional Council in southern Israel on Monday night. The first siren sounded at 1:48 am, followed by four other sirens at 2:54 am, 4:14 am, 4:51 am and 5:03 am. There were no reports of injuries or damage and no rocket remains were found on the ground.

Militants from the radical Islamic group Hamas, jog during a rally past an effigy of Israeli Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz, hanging at a makeshift gallows in the northern West Bank town of Jenin, 27 March 2004.

Security Official: Hamas Prepping Next Conflict

Communities near Gaza have enjoyed a prolonged period of quiet since 2014’s Operation Protective Edge, a calm that is shattered every few months by Salafi jihadist rocket attacks from the Strip – a reminder of the fragility of the “calm.”