Until this week, the brutal arson attacks being carried out by Palestinian terrorists had been occurring only on Israel's border with Gaza. But then yesterday, Stand for Israel told you that incendiary kites had landed in Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Now, The Jerusalem Post's Tovah Lazaroff asks if this latest trend in terror attacks will become more frequent in the Holy Land:
The two incendiary kites that landed Monday in the vineyard of the Tura Winery near the settlement of Har Bracha on Mount Gerizim looked like broken children’s toys as they lay on the brown, stony hillside south of Nablus.
But they sparked the question of whether Hamas’ tactic of launching incendiary devices at southern Israel from Gaza would be adopted by Palestinians in the West Bank.
Security sources and Yesha Council security head Shlomo Vaknin said that flaming kites and balloons were unlikely to become a West Bank phenomenon.
The wind patterns in Judea and Samaria, as well as the close proximity of Palestinians and Israelis, make such attacks prohibitive, Vaknin said.
The wind is just as likely to blow the incendiary objects into Palestinian areas as it is to push them into Israeli ones, he said. In contrast, the wind in Gaza almost always blows eastward from the Mediterranean Sea toward Israel, he added...