Israel’s South flooded with booby-trapped balloons launched from Gaza

February 4, 2020 by Aryeh Savir - TPS
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Gaza-based terrorists yesterday launched dozens of balloons connected to explosive charges which flew to several locations throughout Israel’s south.

Masked Gazans near the Israel-Gaza border east of Khan Younis town in southern Gaza Strip, preparing incendiary balloons to be flown into Israel to cause damages. Gaza, Jan 19, 2020. Photo by Majdi Fathi/TPS

In the Eshkol region, adjacent the Strip, balloon clusters landed at three different locations. One exploded in midair, and another two landed and were neutralized by police sappers.

Another balloon tied to an explosive charge landed in the Merchavim area and a sapper was dispatched to the site.

An explosive device tied to a balloon landed in a backyard of a home in Kfar Azza.

Booby-trapped balloons also landed in the cities of Sderot and Kiryat Gat. Several explosions were heard in Kiryat Gat.

Another explosive charge landed near Sa’ad Junction in the south. The road was closed until the police cleared the bomb.

Train traffic in the south was halted for a short while due to the attacks.

No one was injured in any of the attacks and no damage was caused. However, explosions were heard throughout the south as many of the charges exploded in midair.

The IDF did not respond to any of the attacks, and Defense Minister Naftali Bennett has remained silent in recent days after expressing forceful views on taking action against the terrorists in Gaza.

Israel’s south had seen a significant escalation in the attacks from Gaza in the past few weeks with the renewed launch of balloons attached to explosive charges, and the intensification of rocket fire in recent days.

The explosive and flammable balloon attacks have returned to haunt Israel’s residents in the south in the past weeks after several months in which such attacks from Gaza ceased. Over 60 such explosive charges have landed in Israeli territory in the past two weeks. No one was injured in the attacks.


One Response to “Israel’s South flooded with booby-trapped balloons launched from Gaza”
  1. Paul Winter says:

    Hamas and PIJ are apt learners; the Nazis also tried to terrorise, maim and murder with booby trapped dolls, pens, etc.

    And some still demande that Israel negotiate with such depraved Jew haters and give them a state! Utter lunacy!

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