Balloon terrorism continues. A fire broke out in the afternoon (Wednesday) at the Sha’ar Hanegev Council, and it is the 12th fire that has erupted since this morning as a result of the launching of incendiary balloons.
The fire hotspots facing the fire services are in the Ashkelon Beach, Eshkol and Sdot Negev regional councils.
One of the balloons landed in the yard of a house in the Sha’ar Hanegev council and did not cause any injuries or damage.
Earlier, the tax authority announced that in the past week it had thwarted an attempt to smuggle tens of thousands of helium balloons destined for the Strip.
The balloons were located as part of an activity carried out by the customs in Ashdod in order to thwart the smuggling of weapons.
They were removed in two containers of old clothing items imported by Gazan importers. The containers were seized and the matter was transferred to the security forces for further treatment.
Itamar Revivo, head of the Ashkelon Beach Regional Council, attacked the conduct of the defense establishment. “Gaza envelope under attack. In recent days, tens of thousands of residents of the envelope have been facing an unprecedented attack by explosive and incendiary balloons. The Gaza terror virus is still here. This is not a first wave or a second wave, but years upon years of continuous terrorism.”
The Israeli government knows how to mobilize the best minds in the fight against a mysterious virus, and it is time to mobilize the best minds to find an effective solution for terrorism in general and balloon terrorism in particular. “, The words of Revivo.