Monday in a row: fire in the envelope, suspicion of incendiary balloons


A fire broke out this morning at the Nir Am Council in Sha’ar Hanegev • Suspected of launching incendiary balloons, a few hours after the IDF attacked the Gaza Strip in response to their launch yesterday


The IAF attacked the Gaza Strip last night in response to the launch of incendiary balloons that ignited fires in the Gaza Strip, and this morning (Friday) a fire broke out again in the Nir Am Council in the Negev Gate. At this point, fire crews are trying to contain the fire. This time, too, there is a suspicion that these are incendiary balloons that were launched Monday in a row, but this is still not clear.

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As mentioned, yesterday no less than 13 incendiary balloons were launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel – and they led to fires that broke out in the area.

“An IDF fighter jet and aircraft attacked an underground infrastructure of the Hamas terrorist organization in the northern Gaza Strip,” an IDF spokesman said at night. “The attack was carried out in response to the blowing up of explosive balloons from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory during the day.”

This is not the IDF’s first attack in Gaza this week: last Sunday, a rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory intercepted by the Iron Dome system. A red alert was sounded in the city of Sderot and in the nearby localities, Nir Am and Or Haner. In response, the IDF attacked Hamas terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip.


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