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Incendiary balloons cause 7 fires in region bordering Gaza, authorities say

Seven fires were sparked in the Eshkol region of southern Israel by balloon-borne incendiary devices throughout the day, the local fire department says.

All seven blazes have been brought under control and are being extinguished fully by teams from Fire and Rescue Services, the Jewish National Fund, the Parks and Nature Authority, and by military firefighters, a fire department spokesperson says.

“An investigation of the fires conducted by a fire investigator from Fire and Rescue Services determined that they were caused by incendiary balloons,” the spokesman says.

— Judah Ari Gross

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