With 32 successful interceptions yesterday, the new ‘Lahav Or’ system uses laser bursts to explode incendiary and/or explosive terror-balloons launched by Palestinian terrorists from Gaza.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
The IDF’s new ‘Lahav Or’ laser system located and intercepted 32 incendiary and explosive balloons which were launched from the Gaza Strip at Israel yesterday, including one interception which caused the balloon to explode in midair.
‘Lahav Or’ system uses lasers to intercept incendiary and explosive balloons – Screenshot: Israel Police Spokesperson Division
This is the first system of its kind in the world, developed under the leadership of the Israel Border Police and physicists from Optidefense, a firm which specializes in electro-optics and lasers. Continue Reading »
Relating to the incident, an IDF spokesperson’s statement explained, “Troops identified a terrorist squad which launched explosive balloons into Israeli territory from the southern Gaza Strip. In response, an Israel Defense Forces aircraft fired towards the terrorists.”
By AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff
The Israeli military said Saturday it launched airstrikes against two terror cells in Gaza, after they flew balloons rigged with explosives into Israel.
“Troops identified a terrorist squad which launched explosive balloons into Israeli territory from the southern Gaza Strip,” the IDF said in a statement.
“In response, an Israel Defense Forces aircraft fired towards the terrorists.”
A subsequent statement said that an aircraft fired at “an additional terrorist squad” which also launched explosive balloons from southern Gaza. Continue Reading »
In retaliation to the continued release of explosive balloons from the Gaza terror enclave on Israeli civilian towns, IDF fighter aircraft once again strike at a Hamas military compound.
By Elad Benari
The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said on Tuesday evening that IDF fighter planes and aircraft attacked a number of terrorist targets in a military compound belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization in the northern Gaza Strip.
The attack was carried out in response to the explosive balloons that were sent from the Gaza Strip toward Israeli territory.
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Bundle of balloons launched from Gaza before reportedly dropping an explosive charge near Kibbutz Nir Oz in Israel.
The air attack by the Israel Air Force was carried out in response to the attack on an Israeli home not far from the Gaza border, by a ‘balloon bomb’ that exploded in the air, luckily, only damaging the home.
By Elad Benari
IAF airplanes and helicopters attacked a number of terrorist targets in a military compound belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization in the central Gaza Strip on Wednesday evening, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.
Israeli airstrikes targeting Hamas outposts in Gaza on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. – Photo: Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades
The attack was carried out in response to the attack on a home in a community in the Gaza envelope by a balloon bomb that exploded in the air. Continue Reading »