Through the years, The Fellowship and our faithful friends have supported Be'er Sheva's Soroka Medical Center — the largest hospital in southern Israel — in many ways. So it alarmed us when Arutz Sheva reported that for the first time, an incendiary balloon launched by Gaza terrorists has reached the city, and landed near the hospital:
Israel Police suspect that for the first time, an incendiary balloon sent into Israel by Gaza terrorists landed within Be'er Sheva - over 40 kilometers (25 miles) away.
Israel Police sappers arrived on Be'er Sheva's Ringelblum St. following a civilian report that a balloon attached to a suspicious object had landed on the street. The sappers closed off the street, reopening it after the device had been neutralized.
Ringelblum St. is just north of the Be'er Sheva's Soroka Hospital.
In a statement, Israel Police said, "These are balloons attached to suspicious objects. In most cases, the object is incendiary. In every case, these objects should be treated as suspicious objects which are very dangerous..."