Organizers cancel hot-air balloon festival near Gaza over security concerns

The International Hot-Air Balloon Festival at Habsor National Park, located some 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the Gaza border, is canceled, organizers say, amid rising tensions and rockets attacks from Gaza.

The festival sees entries from around the world, and was slated to take place on Thursday and Friday.

Israelis enjoy the annual International Hot Air Balloon Festival at the Harod Spring National Park, in the Gilboa region, northern Israel, on August 3, 2018 (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

Also Thursday, the Quarter to Africa band performance at Kibbutz Kissufim, located scarcely two kilometers from the Gaza border, has been postponed indefinitely.

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