Monday, August 6, 2018

29 fires erupt as “Palestinian” arson jihad ‎continues to scorch southern Israel


Arson has long been a weapon of the jihad: “‘Unleash Hell’: New Al Qaeda magazine describes in detail how to start huge forest fires across the U.S..with instructions on how to make ’ember bombs’” — Daily Mail, May 3, 2012
“29 fires erupt as Palestinian arson terrorism ‎continues to scorch western Negev,” by Nikki Guttman and Adi Hashmonai, Israel Hayom, August 1, 2018:
Twenty-nine fires erupted in Israeli communities ‎near the Gaza Strip border Tuesday, as Palestinian ‎arson terrorism continued to wreak havoc near the ‎volatile frontier. ‎
One incendiary balloon sent over the Gaza border ‎landed on a parked vehicle in the Eshkol Regional ‎Council, damaging its roof. No injuries were ‎reported in the incident.‎
Sdot Negev Regional Council head Tamir Idan leveled ‎harsh criticism at the government over what he ‎called its tolerance of the situation. ‎
‎”Frankly, I’m very concerned by the government’s ‎inaction. Especially given the promises made to us ‎during their [ministers’] recent meetings with the ‎local council heads. ‎
‎”This type of prolonged inaction is perceived by the ‎other side as a serious weakness. Hamas continues to ‎dictate reality on the ground and we keep being ‎dragged behind it,” he said.‎
Various ministers visited the Gaza-vicinity ‎communities over the past few weeks, each saying ‎that Israel will not tolerate arson terrorism as the ‎norm near the border. ‎
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who visited ‎Kibbutz Or Haner, some 3.7 kilometers (2.3 ‎miles) from ‎Gaza, last week, warned that ‎”if we have Color Red [rocket alerts] ‎here, Gaza will turn deep ‎red too.” ‎
‎”We would prefer not to be dragged into war, and ‎‎we’re doing everything we can to avoid a large ‎‎operation, but the ball is not in our court. I ‎‎highly recommend Hamas be wise about it,” Lieberman ‎said. ‎
Idan demanded the government “live up to its ‎statements that kite and balloon terrorism would be ‎treated like rocket fire.”‎…

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