The massive fires that decimated southern Israel last summer were the work of jihadi arsonists who sent kites and balloons, much like the balloons we see in this story, fitted out with molotov cocktails across the border from Gaza into Israel. There is no method of destruction and death that these savages don’t embrace. This is part of a strategy that ISIS announced several years ago. ISIS called on the ummah (the worldwide Muslim community) to launch arson terror attacks against infidels, referring specifically to the jihad against Israel:
“The whole world witnessed the devastating fires that ravaged Jewish settlements in Palestine, destroying around 700 Jewish homes. Irrespective of the motive, this deliberate act of destruction demonstrated the lethality of such an effortless operation. The attacks likewise demonstrate that with some simple and readily accessible materials (i.e. flammables), one can easily terrorize an entire nation. This is a quick option for anyone intending to join the just terror campaign.”
In an issue of ISIS’s online magazine, Rumiyah, in an article titled “Just Terror Tactics” under the category “arson attacks,” ISIS called on jihadis to firebomb places where infidels gather. This ongoing launching of incendiary devices into Israel is in keeping with that.
“Palestinians launch missile warhead into Israel using balloon,” World Israel News, March 9, 2019:
A balloon launched from Gaza carried an anti-tank missile warhead into Israel on Saturday, representing a new stage in the airborne attacks that have remained a key feature of the Hamas terror group’s nearly year-long “March of Return” riots along the Israel-Gaza border.
While balloons, kites, drones, and even a live falcon have been used by Palestinian rioters to send incendiary devices into Israel, the incident on Saturday represents the first time they sent an anti-tank missile warhead into Israeli territory.
Police sappers arrived to the Sdot Negev area immediately and carried out a controlled explosion, according to coverage in the Israeli media.
To date, fires started by airborne incendiary devices have burned thousands of acres of Israeli farmland and nature preserves, causing millions of dollars of damage.
On Friday, Palestinians rioted along the fence bordering the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, and Palestinians and the Israeli military clashed in Samaria earlier in the day.
Terrorists also fired a rocket from Gaza on Friday, which landed in an open field in Israel and failed to cause any damage or injuries. The Israeli Air Force responded with several strikes on the Strip, hitting a Hamas base and other underground infrastructure.
In a statement, the military said the raids were a response to the projectile and incendiary kites that were flown Friday across the border. There were no reports of casualties.
Thousands participated in Friday’s riots along several sections of the fence, which occurred shortly after Egyptian mediators met in Gaza City with Hamas’ leadership in a bid to calm the situation. There were no immediate details about the results of the discussions….
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