Palestinians in Gaza Step Up Eco-Terrorism Against Israel
“Since last week, fires have consumed close to 2,000 acres of forest trees and agricultural fields.”
Gaza-Based terrorist group Hamas is stepping up its campaign of ecological terrorism against Israel, launching explosives-laden balloons across the border. At least 45 fires were sparked by the incendiary balloons set off from Hamas-controlled territory, Israeli media reported on Wednesday.
Hamas-linked terrorist unit, Sons of Al-Zawari, which specializes in aerial incendiary attacks, took credit for the cross-border arson campaign entering its seventh consecutive day. The terrorist unit, named after a slain Tunisian jihadi, called it a “beginning a new battle” against Israel, the Jerusalem Post reported.
Israeli military and border police have been deployed to intercept these airborne incendiary objects which have devastated forests, agriculture fields and communities living in southern Israel. Fires broke out at 20 different places in Be’eri nature reserve, an Israeli TV network reported on Monday night.
Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth on Wednesday reported the ongoing eco-terror campaign:
Over 20 fires broke out on Wednesday in Israeli communities bordering the Gaza Strip, due to incendiary balloons sent into Israel from the Hamas-controlled enclave for the seventh day in a row. (…)
In the last 72 hours, there have been 45 fires in the KKL-JNF forests in the south, scorching about 850 dunams of land. In Kibbutz Or HaNer near Sderot, about 2,000 dunams [over 490 acres] caught fire. And in municipality of Netiv HaAsara, approximately 350 dunams [over 90 acres] were burned.
Since last week, fires have consumed close to 2,000 acres of forest trees and agricultural fields. No casualties were reported.(…)
According to the Israel Fire and Rescue Services, the fires were extinguished with cooperation from the Nature and Parks Authority, the KKL-Jewish National Fund and the IDF forces.
In addition, the defense system meant to intercept small objects such as balloons was deployed for operational use for the first time, after reaching 90% success rate during trials.
Mayors of Israeli communities bordering Hamas-held Gaza have urged the government to act against mounting terror and arson attacks. On Sunday, Hamas snipers shot at Israeli engineers working on the border fence, the Times of Israel reported.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) responded by taking out a Hamas observation post near the border. “The strike was carried out in response to the launching of incendiary balloons from Gazan territory into Israel over the course of the day,” the IDF said.
These balloons look pretty innocent…
but attached to them are dangerous explosives that catch fire on impact.
Today, terrorists in Gaza launched dozens of these explosive balloons, causing fires across southern Israel.
This is terror—and it must be stopped. pic.twitter.com/ESiC91hJjh
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) August 11, 2020
Apart from firing thousands of rockets, Hamas uses arson to terrorize civilians in southern Israel. The terrorist group launched 1,500 rockets against Israel last year alone. The Islamic terrorist group has invested millions in digging tunnels for staging cross-border terror attacks and kidnapping Israelis. Iran’s Shia Islamic regime is one of the biggest source of direct funding for the Hamas. Tehran hands out around $30 million each month to the Sunni terrorist group.
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This is what the commies wanted to do to the US during the 60s.
Seems like the thing to do is shoot the balloons down before they cross the fence into Israel. Perhaps if a few Arabs lose their house to fire there will be sufficient pressure on Hamas to end the attacks.
I think that each incinerated acre should be coupled to at least 100 incinerated palestinians. Fuel air bombs, which can totally incinerate everything in up to a 2 mile diameter circle, who be good for this. Specifically, the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB) – or, in military speak, Mother of All Bombs would make an excellent population reduction and attitude adjustment weapon.
Palestinians are begging for this kind of attention.
The only way Israel will enjoy security, and peace, is by giving large numbers of palestinians peace, a lasting peace.
If the incendiary devices were carried over by a manned airplane or even a drone, it would be an act of war. How is this different!
It isn’t. However, two points. First, the PA and Hamas are not nation states. Second the aggrieved nation gets to interpret the action. If the Israelis choose to categorize this as an act of war they are free to do so or not.
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Hamas is in trouble, with those peace deals being signed with the Gulf States. They must know it, hence the tantrums.
Disgusting. And, the Dhimmi-crat useful idiots would have us believe that Arab Muslims are sincere and willing partners in peace, and, the Jews are to blame for not being compliant lambs to the jihadist genocidal slaughter. All the jihadists believe in is following the supremacist, totalitarian and belligerent dictates of their ideology of hate. Co-existence with people who do not share their beliefs is not possible.
Sincerely psychotic, homicidal Muslims.
Maybe we can offer to send ilhan omar, rashit talieb and aoc as peace hostages to Israel.
They can put them in southern Israel where these incendiary bombs are going off.
Kind of a twofer.
I would respond to each of these low-intensity warfare attacks by lobbing a HE incendiary mortar round into heavily populated areas of Gaza. Tit for tat. If they want to escalate, switch to MOABs as JusticeDelivered suggested.
Bomb every gas station in Gaza.
Nothing that carpet bombing Gaza with napalm wouldn’t solve.