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Arson balloons from Gaza spark 2 blazes in southern Israel

Firefighters try to extinguish a blaze in southern Israel that was sparked by a ballon-borne incendiary device launched by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, June 15, 2021. (Flash90)
Illustrative: Firefighters try to extinguish a blaze in southern Israel that was sparked by a ballon-borne incendiary device launched by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, June 15, 2021. (Flash90)

The fire department confirms two blazes sparked in the southern Eshkol Regional Council were caused by balloon-borne incendiary devices launched from the Gaza Strip.

The brushfires come ahead of expected rioting by Palestinians along the Gaza border and after the Strip’s Hamas rulers threatened to resume arson attacks on Israel.

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