Terror Balloons Spark Dozens of Fires in Southern Israel

Stand for Israel  |  June 27, 2019

After a brief lull in incendiary attacks from Gaza, residents in southern Israel are again facing fires spread by terrorist-launched balloons and other airborne devices. In the above video, a Fellowship friend who is a security official in Eshkol fights a fire. And below, The Times of Israel’s Judah Ari Gross reports on this week’s rash of fiery attacks:

Massive waves of balloon-borne incendiary devices were launched from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel throughout Thursday, sparking over two dozen fires throughout the area, according to estimates by Israeli authorities.

The rash of arson attacks put Thursday on pace to see the largest number of fires started by Gazan balloons in a single day since Palestinians began launching airborne incendiary devices over a year ago.

According to the Fire and Rescue Services and local governments, at least 30 fires of varying sizes had been started in southern Israel throughout Thursday, including 17 large ones that were confirmed by investigators to have been started by arson balloons…