Israel cuts fuel to Gaza in response to arson terrorism

June 25, 2019 by Aryeh Savir - TPS
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The IDF’s Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) announced Tuesday that it was stopping the transfer of fuel to the power station in the Gaza Strip through the Kerem Shalom Crossing “until further notice” following arson attacks by Gazan terrorists on Israeli areas surrounding the Strip.

Photo by Aviv Hertz/TPS

Terrorists on Monday launched balloons tied to flammable materials towards Israeli communities surrounding the Strip and ignited fires in some 15 points, causing extensive damage to nature.

One of the balloons tied to an explosive charge landed in a kindergarten.

No one was injured in any of these incidents.

Israel has been suffering from such attacks for over a year.

The IDF’s move consists of an escalation in its response to arson terrorism. In previous weeks it had constrained the fishing zone off the Gaza coast. This action is of a broader scope and may prompt Hamas, the terror organization that rules Gaza, to take action against the units that are responsible for the airborne arson terrorism.

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