This morning, we received video from a Fellowship employee of terrorist-caused fires in southern Israel, in the Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council where a Fellowship-funded trauma center is located. As Stand for Israel continues to report, these new terror tactics are taking a toll on Israel's south. And Ynet News' Matan Tzuri and Or Azran tell us a bit more about the fires that are raging today:
An incendiary kite flown from Gaza sparked a major fire in an open field across from the Sapir College in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council, near the southern city of Sderot on Tuesday afternoon.
Heavy smoke covered the college building as firefighters were dispatched to the area and worked to prevent the fire from spreading to the nearby road and into the college. There were no reports of injuries.
On Tuesday afternoon, fires broke out in seven other locations in the Gaza vicinity, four in the Eshkol Regional Council and three in Sha’ar Hanegev...
Shir Stolero-Tamir, a social work student at the Sapir College, told Ynet: “We were sitting outside during the break, and suddenly there was a small spot of fire which spread all over within seconds. Everything is black now. We alerted the firefighting services, but it took them a long time to get here. There was some hysteria. Most of us went out and just watched it.”
Kinar Moulay, another social work student, said: “We didn’t see the kite land, but as soon as it landed everything spread really fast. It’s like a siren, we’re used to it already, unfortunately...”
The Fellowship is on the ground and ready to assist all those affected by these fires. Please continue to pray for the safety of all Israelis during this turbulent time.