Fire in south likely started from incendiary balloon from Gaza, violating truce

A wildfire in southern Israel appears to have been started by an incendiary balloon from Gaza, firefighters say.

The incident comes as the ceasefire between Israel and Gaza terror groups has held following the war earlier this month.

The blaze has been brought under control, the fire service says.

It says another 10 fires, which weren’t set by airborne incendiary devices from the Strip, broke out in the south and have been extinguished.

Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed