2 balloons from Gaza carrying suspected explosives land in south

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Two balloons carrying suspected explosive devices that were apparently launched from the Gaza Strip land in southern Israel, local authorities say.

A balloon from the Gaza Strip, carrying suspected explosive devices, lands near Kfar Aza on May 3, 2021 (Courtesy)

According to the Sha’ar Hanegev regional council, the balloons were found in agricultural fields in the community of Kfar Aza, east of Gaza City.

Police sappers have been called to remove the suspected explosives.

This apparent airborne attack comes amid heightened tensions between Israel and Palestinian groups over the Palestinian Authority’s decision to indefinitely postpone elections planned for later this month.

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