Palestinian terrorists released arson balloons from Gaza towards Israel for the second day in a row on Wednesday, leading to four fires in agricultural areas in southern Israel.

The Israeli cabinet is deliberating on whether or not to respond to the latest arson attacks, Kan reported.

The incidents came just hours after the Israeli Air Force struck Hamas compounds in Gaza overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday, in response to Tuesday’s arson balloons.

In Tuesday’s attacks, an estimated 120 dunams (about 30 acres) of forests were destroyed.

Meanwhile, the Israel Defense Forces reported that one of its soldiers fired on and hit a suspect who hurled an explosive device at Israeli forces south of Nablus in the West Bank on Wednesday.

The soldier spotted dozens of Palestinians approaching them in the area of Givat Eviatar, said the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.

“One of the Palestinians ran towards the soldier and hurled a suspicious object at him, which exploded adjacent to the soldier. In response, the soldier operated to stop the suspect by firing into the air and then by firing towards him. A hit was identified. No IDF injuries were reported,” the military said.


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