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Gaza arson balloons spark 6 fires in southern Israel

Six fires broke out in southern Israel today, sparked by incendiary balloons launched over the border from the Gaza Strip, according to Israel’s fire and rescue services.

A fire department statement says the blazes were sparked in the Shaar Hanegev, Sdot Negev and Eshkol regional councils.

Firefighters with the assistance of the KKL Jewish National Fund volunteers managed to put out all the fires by this evening.

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