Sunday, April 21
Latest News
  1. Foreign Ministry confirms all Palestinians in Sri Lanka are well
  2. Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa, perform prayers for Passover
  3. Israel to release 4 Jerusalemites upon week-long ban from Silwan
  4. Sri Lanka Easter bombings: At least 160 killed, hundreds injured
  5. Israel bans Gaza Christians from entry to West Bank for Easter
  6. FM calls on Arab countries to provide financial safety net
  7. PCBS: Imports down by 10% in February 2019
  8. Dozens of Palestinian students suffocate from Israeli tear-gas
  9. Palestinian President arrives in Cairo to meet with Egyptian President
  10. Israeli forces shoot, injure Palestinian at Nablus checkpoint

In video - Fires break out in Israeli communities near Gaza

Aug. 28, 2018 1:56 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 28, 2018 1:56 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Several fires broke out, on Monday, near an Israeli community surrounding the besieged Gaza Strip, at least one of them was a result of incendiary balloons launched by Palestinians from Gaza.

According to Hebrew-language news outlets, Palestinians launched dozens of incendiary balloons from Gaza towards Israeli communities surrounding the Strip. 

Four fires broke out in various areas near the Israeli kibbutz of Saad and at least one of the fires was caused due to the launch of incendiary balloons.

Israeli forces are currently investigating the causes of the outbreak of the rest of the fires.

Additionally, residents from the Israeli communities surrounding Gaza were quick to link the launch of incendiary balloons to the recent decision of Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman's decision to reopen the Erez crossing (Beit Hanoun), claiming that the reopening was a victory for the Hamas movement.

In July, it was reported that about 6,000 dunams (1482.6 acres) of agricultural produce as well as thousands of dunams of open fields were burned due to about 678 fires caused by incendiary kites and balloons flown from inside the Gaza Strip.

Palestinians in Gaza view the incendiary kites as a form of protest against Israel's nearly 12-year blockade of Gaza and for Palestinian refugees right of return to their homes and lands which are now known as Israel.

Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015