Blaze in South Caused by Arson Balloon from Gaza

1 June, 2021   |   3 weeks ago

Jerusalem, 1 June, 2021 (TPS) -- Gazan terrorists launched arson balloons toward Israel on Monday and set fire to a wheat field in the south, the first such documented attack since Operation Guardian of the Walls.

Firefighters from the Southern District fought the fire in the field in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council area. Crews worked to extinguish the fire and prevent the fire from spreading until control was achieved.

An Ashkelon Station Fire and Rescue Investigator determined from the findings that the fire was most likely caused by an incendiary balloon.

Israel has yet to respond to the attack.

Minister of Defense Benny Gantz stated after the recent operation that Israel would not tolerate such attacks.