In recent days, security tensions have returned to the south. In the afternoon, two fires broke out in the Bari area of Eshkol Council. Firefighters arrived at the scene. During the day, several balloon blooms from the Gaza Strip were identified. In recent days, incendiary balloons inflated from Gaza have caused several fires in the envelope. Among other things, a bundle of balloons with an improvised hand grenade was found in the area of Kibbutz Nir Oz in the Eshkol region.
The same sources who provided the details to the Lebanese newspaper estimated that tensions on the Gaza border would increase in the coming days, due to the expectation that the military arms in the Gaza Strip would respond to every offensive step taken by Israel (to prevent the balloons from continuing to fire).
These Hamas threats coincide with the end of the transfer of the monthly Qatari grant to the Gaza Strip. Hamas does not at this stage recognize any intention or initiative to resume the continued transfer of the grant. As you may recall, Qatar has vigorously extended the continued transfer of the Qatari grant for another six months, which is due to end in September.