An RPG warhead attached to a giant plastic bag was discovered Tuesday at an orchard in an Israeli community bordering the Gaza Strip.
Palestinian militants in Gaza tend to launch explosive devices, such as pipe bombs, into Israeli territory by attaching them to clusters of balloons. The latest incident signals a change in methods since the dangerous device appears to have been flown on an oversized plastic bag.
Police sappers, who had been called to the scene in Kibbutz Alumim in the Sdot Negev Regional Council, destroyed the device. There were no reports of casualties or damage.
It remains unclear when the warhead landed in the area and for how long it remained there before being located.
Tensions on the southern border have risen in recent weeks due to the continued rocket and explosive balloon attacks.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday met with the heads of Israeli communities bordering Gaza and assured them Israel is prepared for war with the terror groups in the enclave, should the situation on the ground require it.
He added, however, it would be challenging to launch a wide-scale operation in the Hamas-controlled enclave two weeks before the national elections.
At the end of the meeting, the heads of the local councils issued a statement calling on the government to change the current response policy to the attacks originating in the Strip.