Terror Balloons from Gaza Spark Fires in Southern Israel

Stand for Israel  |  June 16, 2021

Palestinian protesters set tyres on fire on the border with Israel in the southern Gaza Strip region of Rafah during a protest on June 15, 2021 against the Israeli March of Flags held in Jerusalem. - With tensions high amid a fragile ceasefire after 11 days of deadly fighting between Israel and Gaza militants less than four weeks ago, the so-called March of the Flags was heald by Israeli ultranationalists celebrating in Old Jerusalem the anniversary of the city's "re-unification" after Israel captured its east in 1967. (Photo by SAID KHATIB / AFP) (Photo by SAID KHATIB/AFP via Getty Images)

While rocket attacks from Gaza seem to have stopped – for now – terror still threatens southern Israel. The Times of Israel reports that terrorists in the Gaza Strip have spent the week launching incendiary balloons into the Holy Land, causing fires and wreaking destruction:

Firefighters battled four blazes in southern Israel Wednesday that were sparked by balloon-borne incendiary devices launched from the Gaza Strip for the second day in a row..

“Unfortunately we have gotten used to this,” Ofer Lieberman a farmer from Kibbutz Am Nir told Ynet on Wednesday. “Our area remains tense even after [the Gaza] operation ends…

Over 3 acres of lemon tree fields belonging to Kibbutz Nir Am were burned on Tuesday along with almost an acre’s worth of clementine trees, according to the Kan public broadcaster. Wheat fields and tangerine orchards were also burned, with over 30 acres of land torched in total.

The IDF struck Hamas military targets in Gaza after midnight on Wednesday in response to Tuesday’s arson attacks, which caused 26 fires in southern border towns…

Please pray for the protection of all of Israel, especially those who live so near the tense situation on her southern border, threatened by fiery balloons and terrorist rockets.

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