(Israel Defense Forces photo)

Arson Balloons from Gaza Spark Two Fires in Southern Israel

Incendiary balloons from Gaza sparked two fires in southern Israel on Sunday, firefighters said.

One blaze erupted near Kibbutz Or Haner while the second spread in the Be’eri forest. Both fires were extinguished by the fire brigade.

In recent months, Israeli communities, agricultural land, and parks on the Gaza periphery have suffered from hundreds of fires as a result of incendiary kites and balloons flown over the border from Gaza on a near daily basis. Over 7,000 acres of land have been burned, causing millions of shekels in damages, according to Israeli officials.

Read more at The Times of Israel

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