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Eco-Terror: Hamas Incendiary Balloons Spark Fires in Southern Israel

Eco-Terror: Hamas Incendiary Balloons Spark Fires in Southern Israel

The Times of Israel: “The arson attacks came as Palestinians have been holding near-daily riots on the Gaza border in recent weeks.”

After several days of deadly rioting, bombing, and terror attacks along the Gaza border, the jihadist group Hamas is resorting to ecological terrorism by launching incendiary balloons that caused at least three fires in southern Israel.

“Six firefighting teams were deployed to two different areas in the Ben Shemen area near the Mitkan Adam IDF base in order to prevent the fire from spreading to the base, according to the Ayalon Regional Fire Brigade. Two planes were also deployed to help put out the fires,” the Jerusalem Post reported Friday afternoon.


By launching incendiary-laden balloons, the terrorist group Hamas is once again employing the tactic of destroying large parts of Israeli forest and agricultural land. In 2018, the Gaza-based terrorist group scorched 7,000 acres of Israeli land using similar tactics. More than 3000 acres of land was destroyed in 2021 when Hamas again set of incendiary balloons and kites into Israel.

“Study finds nature reserves, forests and farmland were set ablaze by rocket fire and incendiary balloons sent from Gaza, endangering the diversity of flora and potentially wildlife in the local ecosystem,” the left-wing Israeli newspaper Haaretz noted in June 2021.

The Israeli military responded to the arson attacks with drone strikes on fortified Hamas posts. The Times of Israel reported Friday:

The Israel Defense Forces carried out strikes in the Gaza Strip on Friday, after balloon-borne incendiary devices flown over the border by Palestinian terrorists sparked three fires in southern Israel, as tensions in the region heated up.

The arson attacks came as Palestinians have been holding near-daily riots on the Gaza border in recent weeks.

Firefighters from Fire and Rescue Services and the Jewish National Fund battled the blazes in the Eshkol Regional Council.

The Fire and Rescue Services said Friday evening that all three fires were extinguished.

The fires mark the first blazes caused by incendiary balloons in two years.

Palestinians again rioted on the Gaza border on Friday afternoon, for the sixth day in a row. There have been several other riots in recent weeks.

Earlier this week, Hamas fighters planted IEDs along the Gaza border and threw bombs at Israeli soldiers manning the Israeli security fence. The jihadist group has had little success so far, despite having lost some of its bomb experts. As Legal Insurrection reported, “[On Sunday,] 5 terrorists planting explosives trying to bring down an Israeli border wall experienced premature detonation.”

Palestinian terrorists strike in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria

As Hamas fighters try to breach Israel’s border in the south, Palestinian terrorists continued their attacks on Israeli civilians. On Friday, Palestinian terrorists carried out two attacks inside Israel.

The Israeli TV channel i24NEWS reported Friday:

An Israeli security guard in his 20s was wounded in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Givat Hamivtar light rail station Thursday evening, according to a statement by Magen David Adom.

The terrorist was “neutralized,” preliminary disclosure by the Israel Police said, after the stabbing attempt.

At 9:02 pm, the first responders said, a call came in about a stabbing attack. The victim was evacuated to a nearby hospital in fair condition.

Several hours earlier, a Palestinian opened fire at Israeli security forces at the Qalandia crossing, a major artery into the capital from the West Bank. Two Israelis were wounded.

Israel’s security establishment is dealing with an increase in terrorist incidents over the Jewish high holidays.


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The US dealt with a similar Japanese threat in WWII by persuading newspapers not to publish news of it, and the Japanese decided that it didn’t work and stopped.

In 1942, Lucille Ball, future star of I Love Lucy, had several lead fillings put in at the dentist. Afterwards, she was driving home late one night from MGM Studios and started hearing music coming from her mouth. A co-worker told her that she was picking up a nearby radio station.

A few days later, she was driving home a different way from work and began hearing short beeps that sounded like Morse code. She reported it to the FBI who searched the area and found a Japanese underground radio transmitter. It was hidden in a tool shed that was used by a Japanese gardener, who turned out to be part of a spy ring operating on the West Coast.

    alien in reply to Tiki. | September 23, 2023 at 5:59 pm

    No record of any such occurrence exists. Dentists haven’t used lead for tooth fillings; the material is silver amalgam. If a spy was using radio (the story says that the “Japanese gardener” was signaling a submarine), it would have been shortwave. Sorry; no.

    henrybowman in reply to Tiki. | September 23, 2023 at 6:33 pm

    Neither lead or mercury have the rectifying properties to function as “crystal radios.”

    What you may be thinking of is the episode where Hedy Lamarr asked Lucy Ricardo to smuggle a top secret set of her “spread spectrum” teeth through Customs at Miami International, but got ratted out by her rival Judy Jetson when Astro detected the signal from her teeth.

      Lucille Ball actually told the story herself on an interview show. I’ve seen video of it. I believe it caused some controversy at the time as to whether the story was true or not.

      Keep in mind that Lucille Ball was a comedienne and her “schtick” was to play a clueless airhead. She seemed very much in character when telling the story on the show and my impression was that she was just trying to get laughs.

      The fact that some people bought her comedy routine as a true story doesn’t make it real.

See what happens if assault balloons are not banned?

Israel has the right to retaliate with napalm on these bastard Muslim terrorists. An eye for an eye, and, retribution to make sure such attacks never happen again.