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In first, incendiary balloon launched from West Bank discovered in central Israel
Nikki Guttman and Shlomi Diaz
Police sappers called to Ligad Technology Park in Modi’in neutralize device safely • Source says incident indicates that Palestinians in the West Bank may be trying to mimic arson attacks launched from Gaza.
Incendiary balloons flown to Israel from West Bank
A yellow balloon with Arabic writing on it landed in the Jewish community of Beit Horon north of Jerusalem on Sunday; border Police removed the suspicious balloon for further investigation.
‘Terror balloons’ from Hamas in Gaza land in children’s play area before school day
A children’s playground was cordoned off in Kiryat Gat on Friday morning when police were alerted to a bunch of “terror balloons” launched from Gaza that landed before the start of the school day.
Israel closes Erez Crossing in wake of violent Hamas riots
Rioters hurled bombs, Molotov cocktails and rocks at Israeli soldiers during the weekly “March of Return” attacks, burning tires to create a smokescreen and launching the incendiary devices that have caused millions of shekels in damage to Israeli agricultural, animal life and land.
JNF bringing Israelis to America to share fiery stories of life near the Gaza border
Since March, rioters and terrorists from Gaza have traumatized the people living in neighboring communities along the Israel border, placing thousands of people’s lives in danger.
New laser solution could slow the spread of forest fires
Abigail Klein Leichman/ISRAEL21c
Fighting Treetop Fire is developing a system of removing combustible foliage with algorithm-controlled laser beams controlled via helicopter or truck.
Massive ‘terror kite’ from Gaza successfully removed from Israeli power lines
A massive incendiary kite launched from Gaza landed on electric power lines near Kibbutz Sufa, sparking an emergency operation by the Israel Electric Company to remove it before it started an arson fire.
Palestinian arson kite starts fire in Samaria winery
The kite landed in the Tura Winery near Mount Gerizim in Samaria, close to the Tomb of Joseph, the biblical son of Jacob.
High Holidays 2018
Fire kites sting Negev honey farms just before Rosh Hashanah
In addition to the bees themselves being scorched by aerial attacks of flammable kites and balloons launched from Gaza, when the fields are burnt then any remaining bees cannot produce honey because there are no flowers on which to graze.
UN exhibit in New York shows fire damage in Israel from incendiary kites and balloons
The exhibit contains before and after photos of nature reserves, fields and agricultural lands before and after being attacked by Gazans who have launched hundreds of flying arson weapons into Israel.
Stephen M. Flatow
The ‘games’ Palestinian children play
Palestinian teenagers have launched more than 1,000 flaming kites and balloons into Israel, starting more than 500 fires.
Netanyahu takes to social media: Children at risk from Gaza-launched firebombs
“What does it say about the terrorists that run Gaza that they try to burn Israeli preschoolers alive?” asks the Israeli prime minister.
Strategic Affairs Ministry leads tour of beleaguered Gaza-area region
The goal was to showcase the vast agricultural and environmental damage inflicted by Hamas in the area over the past several months.
Israel defense minister warns of ‘painful’ military operation in Gaza if attacks continue
Lilach Shoval, Nikki Guttman and Israel Hayom Staff
“Hamas is leading us down a path of inevitability, where we would have to launch a wide-scale, painful operation in Gaza,” says Israel Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman • Israel will not tolerate a continued reality of rocket fire and arson terrorism, he warns.
Israel suspends fuel deliveries to Gaza as arson terrorism flares up
Lilach Shoval, Dan Lavie and Israel Hayom Staff
Deliveries through Kerem Shalom cargo crossing suspended until next week • Move will not impact deliveries of food, medical supplies, Defense Ministry says • Hamas denounces sanctions, says Israel will be held responsible for crimes against Gaza.