(April 17, 2018 / JNS) Palestinian terrorists who flew a kite loaded with flammable materials over the Gaza security fence succeeded in setting fire to a wheat field in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council on Monday.
No casualties were reported.
At least two additional kites were flown into Israeli territory on Saturday and Sunday, with one of them igniting the Kissufim Forest near Gaza.
Israeli farmers near the border are being urged to be on the alert for suspicious flying objects and to alert firefighters, if necessary.
The new attack strategy against Israel is part of the “March of Return” Friday demonstrations initiated by Hamas, which has seen tens of thousands of Gazans attack the security fence between Israel and Gaza in recent weeks.