A fire broke out in the area of Kibbutz Magen in the Eshkol region.
By World Israel News Staff
A fire broke out in the area of Kibbutz Magen in the Eshkol region. Suspicion point to an incendiary balloon launched from the Gaza Strip as the cause. Firefighters are battling the blaze.
Kibbutz Magen is located in the north-western Negev desert.
Since the start of the “March of Return” in March of last year, Gaza-based terrorists have launched countless incendiary balloons and kites to start fires in Israel, destroying thousands of acres of Israeli agricultural fields and nature preserves.
Israel has so far been unable to find an effective deterrent to the low-tech weapons.