Tag Archive for incendiary balloons

New Israeli laser detonates Hamas explosive balloons, Iranian drones

WATCH: Innovative Light-Blade laser utilizes a low-powered defensive system, making it suitable to operate in urban environments such as public airports without the risk of blinding or injuring anyone in the area.

By DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS

 

A laser-based defense system capable of taking out attack drones even in urban environments has been developed by Israeli experts, who hope to roll out the system for a range of security uses, including at airports.

The system was developed by Prof. Amiel Ishaaya at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev after incendiary balloons started being launched into Israel in 2018, setting fire to farmland and causing widespread damage. Continue Reading »

IDF tanks, jets target Hamas surveillance posts after IED balloon launches

Following further terror-balloons released with improvised explosive devices attached to explode in southern Israel, the IDF targeted Hamas surveillance positions.

By i24NEWS

 

IDF tanks and jets struck a number of Hamas surveillance assets in Gaza Strip, the Army’s spokesperson said Thursday.

The strikes were launched in retaliation for incendiary balloon launches from the restive Palestinian enclaves.

Earlier in the day, red alert sirens went off in a Gaza border community in Israel’s south, with the IDF saying that the alert had not been triggered by incoming projectiles. Continue Reading »

Dutch firefighting couple are first responders on Gaza border

With the estimated 100 fires that the Palestinian incendiary devices created along the Gaza border last week alone, Raymond and Mirjam Reijnen returned to be professional firefighters on their Gaza border kibbutz, as they were in the Netherlands before immigrating to Israel.

By TOVAH LAZAROFF

 

Raymond and Mirjam Reijnen fight fires lit by Gaza balloons so often, that a rolled up volunteer firefighters’ uniform, a mask, and a pair of boots are permanently stashed outside their front door in Kibbutz Nahal Oz.

“Firefighters here have their suits outside,” Raymond said.

“There is no time to search for your things,” said Mirjam, adding that in their case they have only one, because “we wear the same size.” Continue Reading »

Israeli jets pound Hamas underground network following Gaza rocket fire

IAF jets fire on underground terrorist infrastructure in southern Gaza following a rocket fired on Israel from the terrorist enclave.

By Elad Benari

 

Israeli warplanes attacked an underground terrorist infrastructure in a military compound belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization in southern Gaza overnight Wednesday, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.

The air strike was carried out in response to the rocket fire from Gaza toward southern Israel earlier in the night.

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IDF strikes Gaza in retaliation to launching incendiary devices at Israel

After IDF hit several Hamas military targets in Gaza following the launching of airborne firebombs and a long-range rocket, Gaza’s militant terror groups strike back, firing two additional rockets at Israel early Thursday morning…on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

By Yoav Zitun, Elior Levy, MatanTzuri

 

The IDF struck several Hamas military targets in the northern Gaza Strip overnight, in response to the launching of incendiary airborne devices into Israel earlier Wednesday.

One firebomb launched on Wednesday caused a fire in a field in the Eshkol Regional Council.

Cluster of balloons attached to an incendiary device, launched from gaza, landed in the southern Israel.

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IDF tank destroys Hamas position in Gaza after arson balloons launched

Coming after Saturday’s attack, the IDF said in a statement relating to Sundays response, “An IDF tank attacked a military post belonging to the Hamas terror group in the northern Gaza Strip, in response to explosive devices that were thrown (at the security fence) and balloons carrying explosive devices that were launched throughout the evening.”

By i24NEWS

 

Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) said on Sunday that a tank attacked a Hamas military post in Gaza in response to arson balloons launched into Israeli territory.

“An IDF tank attacked a military post belonging to the Hamas terror group in the northern Gaza Strip, in response to explosive devices that were thrown (at the security fence) and balloons carrying explosive devices that were launched throughout the evening,” the IDF said in a statement. Continue Reading »

Israeli jets hit Gaza in response to launched explosive balloons

Holding Hamas responsible for all violent attacks emanating from Gaza, including incendiary balloons launch on civilian communities, Israeli aircraft targeted ‘terrorist cells’ in Gaza on Tuesday.

By i24NEWS

 

An Israeli aircraft attacked a “terrorist cell” in Gaza which launched incendiary balloons toward Israel on Tuesday.

Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed the strikes which were carried out in two rounds in response to the launching of incendiary balloons.

Booby-trapped Incendiary toy drone attached to balloon cluster falls in Israel by the Gaza border. – Photo courtesy: Eshkol Regional Council

The phenomenon of incendiary balloons, or “arson balloons”, became popular after the launch of Gaza’s Great “March of Return” on March 30 last year, causing great damage to Israeli communities adjacent to the Gaza border. Continue Reading »

IDF gunships strike Hamas positions in Gaza in response to arson balloons

Following the explosion of an incendiary device flown into Israel by a ‘toy airplane’ attached to a bundle of balloons, IDF attack helicopters hit two Hamas military posts in Gaza.
– IDF Statement: “The IDF will continue to operate in order to protect Israeli civilians from acts of terror emanating from the Gaza Strip.”

By i24NEWS

 

Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) on Sunday confirmed that combat helicopters struck two Hamas positions in Gaza in response to incendiary balloons launched from the enclave.

“Earlier today, an explosive device attached to multiple balloons was launched on a model airplane from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory. Continue Reading »

Gazans seriously injured by Israeli aircraft while launching incendiary balloons

In second airstrike in 2 days, Israeli aircraft strike Palestinian cell launching incendiary balloons on Israel, leaving 2 seriously injured in Gaza.

By i24NEWS

 

An Israeli aircraft struck a group of Palestinians said to be launching incendiary balloons from Southern Gaza Strip into Israeli territory on Saturday, an IDF statement confirmed.

Palestinian media reported that two Palestinians were wounded in the strike. One of the injured is said to be in critical condition.

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Cleared for publication: 15th Hamas cross-border attack tunnel destroyed

The IDF discovers and destroys the 15th Hamas attack tunnel, this one dug 200 meters into Israeli territory, and like the others,  linked to a vast network ‎within Gaza of underground passageways.
• Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman: ‎’Everyday, we get closer to eliminating the tunnel ‎threat.’

By Lilach Shoval and Israel Hayom Staff

 

Cleared for publication: The Israeli military ‎uncovered and neutralized a Hamas terror tunnel ‎breaching Israeli territory. This is the 15th cross-border tunnel discovered and destroyed this year.‎

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said Thursday that the tunnel, dug near the southern Gaza Strip town of ‎Khan Younis, was about a kilometer (3,300 feet) long and reached ‎about 200 meters (660 feet) under the Israeli ‎border. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu nixed important Colombia trip, citing Gaza as reason

PM Netanyahu’s South America trip wasn’t just to bolster exports and much-needed diplomatic support in int’l forums, the Prime Minister wanted to attend the inauguration ceremony of Colombia’s new president, and Israel supporter, Ivan Duque, so the cancelation may be a sign of things to come regarding Gaza.

By i24NEWS

 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has cancelled a planned trip to Colombia next week due to the volatile security situation on the Gaza border, the premier’s office announced Thursday.

Netanyahu had been slated to meet with South American heads of state during the August 6-9 trip to Bogota for the swearing-in of Colombia’s new president Ivan Duque. Continue Reading »

Hamas officer dead, 3 injured by IDF strike on launchers of incendiary balloons

In two separate retaliatory strikes Thursday, the IAF hit the terrorist enclave where mortar shells were fired at IDF soldiers engaged in operational activity near the security fence and also struck a Hamas terror cell that was responsible for launching incendiary kites & balloons into Israel.
– WATCH IDF Video

By TAMAR BEN-OZER

 

An IDF aircraft on Thursday struck a Hamas terror cell in the southern Gaza Strip that was responsible for launching incendiary kites and balloons into Israel, the IDF spokesperson confirmed.

Palestinian reports stated that an aircraft attacked balloon perpetrators east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »

Peta says using Falcons to incinerate Israel, ‘unacceptable use as weapon of war’

The int’l animal-protection NGO, PETA tweeted, “Animals claim allegiance to no nation, don’t choose sides, and can only rely on human beings to show them mercy.”

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF

 

Tying flammable material to a falcon and sending it over the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel border with intent to start a fire in Israeli territory was deemed an “unacceptable” use “as weapons of war” by PETA, the organization said on Wednesday.

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Egypt demands end to Hamas incendiary kites, balloon terror

Egypt gives Hamas a few days to end incendiary balloons and kites launched into Israel that have sabotaged an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire, causing Israel’s closure of the Kerem Shalom crossing.

By Elior Levy

 

Egypt has warned Hamas to significantly reduce or completely end within a few days the launching of incendiary balloons and kites into Israeli territory from Gaza, Ynet learned on Tuesday morning, giving the terror group an extended deadline to restore calm to the border.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi – Photo: Kremlin/Wikimedia Commons

The ultimatum came after Israel announced on Monday evening that it would be closing the commercial Kerem Shalom crossing to gas and fuel supplies after a ceasefire agreement was violated earlier in the afternoon when a rocket was fired into southern Israel. Continue Reading »

IDF institutes new policy: Terrorists launching incendiary-kites will be targeted

After 3 months, 1000 fires, and hundreds of millions lost in environmental and agricultural terrorism, the Israeli gov’t directed the IDF Southern Command to ‘adjust’ their response policy to Hamas’ terror-kites and incendiary balloon launchers.

By Tzvi Lev

 

Southern Command head General Herzi Halevi said on Sunday that Israel would start targeting terrorists responsible for launching incendiary kites into Israel, more than three months after the phenomenon began.

“We have prepared for these things in recent weeks. We understand that there is a change in thinking about how to deal with the fire terrorism, and we have developed all sorts of things in order to expand the response,” Halevi said at a meeting of commanders whose units are deployed near Gaza. Continue Reading »