The Be’eri Forest fire had begun burning out of control early on, and raged for some six hours, according to local sources.
Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and the Israel Tax Authority issued the determination, enabling farmers and other victims to be entitled to compensation under the property tax law.
The incident was the third border infiltration from Gaza in less than a day.
The burning kite ignited a blaze in an agricultural field in the Gaza Belt area.
Fadi al-Batsch, a Hamas commander, was an electrical engineering expert in rocket and drone accuracy; he was hit by four bullets as he came out of a mosque at dawn in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Eshkol Regional Council officials told residents to maintain their normal routines but encouraged people to “keep their eyes open” for unusual incidents in the region.
The lab is also working on improving existing technologies as well as developing new ways of discovering what lies beneath the surface, and methods of mapping the dynamics below.
The group said the four were killed during “preparations” in an accidental explosion, but due to the circumstances it may have been a "work accident."
“Turns out the 'photographer' killed in Gaza was an officer in Hamas, a terrorist org that seeks Israel‘s destruction. On Hamas’ payroll since 2011."
“The repeated instances in which international organizations are hijacked by Hamas highlights the urgent need for greater oversight by both NGOs and their donor governments."
Ramadan Shalah has reportedly been in a coma for weeks.
When the three terrorists planted their explosives they quickly retraced their steps and ducked back through the fence into Gaza although their actions weren't clear at the time.
The deaths occurred during two rounds of major riots and numerous continued smaller-scale “demonstrations” led by Hamas at the Gaza border.
Greenblatt: "We condemn leaders and protesters who call for violence or who send protesters - including children - to the fence, knowing that they may be injured or killed."
“The challenges on the Gaza border are varied and complex. The people of Israel have someone upon whom to rely."
Netanyahu: The "sole purpose [of the Hamas-driven riots at the Gaza border] is to provide cover for terrorists to carry out terror attacks against Israel."
“The discovery of firebombs is more proof [the Hamas-driven riots] on Friday were a cover for terrorist acts."
"Terrorist organizations are trying to exploit Israel’s desire to ease restrictions on civilians, this time in the area of fishing, in order to promote terror attacks."
One wonders how much spare time a tunnel digger actually has these days. Perhaps he has more than we realize.
This is not the first time that Hamas and its allies have used riots at the border as cover for surreptitious terrorist activities.
"We saw something coming in from Gaza that appeared in every way to be ballistic. At that moment, I didn’t care if it was a mortar, a missile or heavy automatic fire.”
The driver and truck were stopped after arousing suspicion; a subsequent search of the vehicle revealed the IDF uniforms and accessories.
The explosive was planted close to the fence and baited with a Palestinian Authority flag during riots two weeks ago, the IDF said.
“The suspicious ship left the fishing zone off the northern Gaza Strip with three suspects in it," the IDF said.
“Hamas ensures a violent adulthood when it promotes this content on TV.”