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Balloon cluster carrying cardboard model drone discovered near Gaza border

A large cluster of balloons carrying a cardboard model of a drone also landed in a field in the Eshkol region, a spokesperson for the local government says.

This was one of the largest airborne devices to reach Israeli territory in months.

A cluster of balloons carrying what appears to be a cardboard model of a drone that was launched from the Gaza Strip touches down in southern Israel on February 20, 2019. (Eshkol Security)

Police sappers were called to remove the suspicious object, the Eshkol spokesperson says.

— Judah Ari Gross

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