Three of the fires that broke out today occurred in the areas of the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council, near Kibbutz Erez. Another fire broke out in the area of Kibbutz Kissufim. Sappers were also called to an area near the settlement of Maon between Arad and Hebron, after an incendiary balloon was found at the site.
Also yesterday, dozens of fires broke out throughout the western Negev following incendiary balloons, and these were also launched on Tuesday. In response, on the night between Saturday and Sunday, IDF aircraft attacked a Hamas observation post.