Rafael's new system has been locating balloons and kites and alerting rescue teams about their calculated trajectory so they can arrive at the landing sites and minimize the damage.
As of June 21, 2018 more than 400 fires have been started in southern Israeli agricultural fields, nature reserves and forestlands as a result of these arson balloons.
His niece had died of a blood disease, apparently similar to the one that caused the death of her baby brother, Salim al-Ghandour, in 2017, when he was about her age.
Meanwhile, the IDF is preparing for a a large-scale operation in the Gaza Strip, in case it receives the order, including a wide deployment of additional Iron Dome systems in the south.
"We are prepared for any scenario and our enemies would do well to understand this - now."
"They misunderstand us, and this could lead to a deterioration, at the end of which we would be back inside the Gaza Strip and they would realize they had made a mistake."
The attacks came in retaliation for numerous barrages of rocket attacks launched from Gaza at southern Israel.
Hamas attempted to justify its rocket attacks based on the IDF retaliation for Gaza's ongoing arson terror attacks.
The Code Red incoming rocket siren was triggered overnight repeatedlyTuesday after midnight.
Arab media reported the Izz a-Din al-Qassam military wing of Hamas claimed responsibility for Tuesday night's rocket fire at Israel.
"It is inconceivable that 150 people will sit for a full day to think about solutions and not come up with an idea that will help stop the burning of our fields."
Firefighting crews once again spent most of the day working the various fire sites.
According to Ma'an, the five "youths" approached the border fence to demonstrate, but the Israeli army opened fire on them.
Gaza border Israelis shared how much they resented the statements made to them by a military official that a harsh response would lead to war, so retaliations must remain tepid.
Two rockets landed within Israeli territory. A third rocket didn't clear the border and landed within Gaza territory, according to the IDF.
Three fires raged in the Kissufim Forest in the northwestern Negev; one erupted on the Gaza border.
Red Alert rocket sirens yanked Israeli families out of their beds at 4:40 am and again at around 5:15 am.
One has to consider whether any energy project for Gaza makes sense, given the proclivity of the enclave's ruling Hamas terrorist organization for destroying infrastructure intended to improve residents' lives.
The kibbutz is located very close to the Gaza border with the central Gaza community of Khan Younis, and relies a great deal on turkey and dairy farming.
Damage to Israeli agriculture is estimated at approximately $1.4 million so far, not including damage to forestland and the ecology.
“We are preparing a new plan to support Gaza-vicinity communities, similar to that which was implemented after operation Protective Edge.”
This warning attack does not represent a change in the IDF's rules of engagement, since no decision has yet been made so far to personally harm the kite and balloon launchers.
Bishop said has been in communication with the PA Foreign Minister to make sure the money her country sends Ramallah—an estimated $43 million—will only be spent on good things.
Heniyeh blessed Tibi in honor of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday.
Police remind civilians to call the police if they come across an unknown kite or balloon.