Incendiary balloon in Modi'in

Incendiary balloon located in Modi'in

After an average of 12 incendiary balloons a day was documented in southern Israel, the flammable object lands in the central of the country; sappers neutralize the balloon; neither casualties nor damage are reported.

The police located an incendiary balloon overnight Sunday near the Ligad industrial zone in Modi'in, prompting sappers to naturalize the flammable object. Neither casualties nor damage were reported.



On Wednesday, a balloon attached to a piece of cloth apparently meant for arson was lactated in Jerusalem.


Incendiary balloon in Modi'in
Incendiary balloon in Modi'in


In July, a flammable balloon that was flown from Gaza landed in Be'er Sheva, raising fears that terrorists are increasing the range of the devices that have caused numerous fires in Israeli border communities.


Police sappers were called to the Ringelblum Street in the Negev desert’s largest city to remove the balloon.


 (Photo: Police Spokesman)
(Photo: Police Spokesman)


“It was a balloon that had a suspicious object attached to it. In the majority of cases it relates to an incendiary device, and every object like this must be treated as suspicious with a high-risk capacity,” a police statement said. 


Local authorities in Gaza border communities have issued new and updated safety guidelines in recent days, in light of an increase in terrorist attacks involving balloons attached to explosives being launched from the strip. Recently, an average of 12 fires a day were caused by incendiary balloons, most of them in the Be'eri and Kissufim forests or in open fields in the Eshkol and Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Councils.


Gaza region residents have been informed that police and IDF officials are concerned with the recent escalation in incendiary balloon terrorism, fearing it can lead to casualties since now terrorists are launching balloons attached to improvised explosive devices.


פרסום ראשון: 10.01.18, 11:18
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