An armed terrorist was also captured while infiltrating through the border fence. He was turned over for interrogation.
It's not clear how many terrorists were attempting to infiltrate into Israeli territory.
"If the current situation continues ... it could cause a permanent change in the landscape. That means very extensive ecological damage."
"Once we saw what it was ... we instantly evacuated everyone from the room."
“The arson attacks are a deliberate act of terrorism carried out by Hamas against Israeli civilians, farmlands and nature.”
"Arson kites are made by Hamas terror operatives in large quantities and in an organized manner."
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.
This is not the first time that terrorist elements have attacked Israeli fighters using explosive devices.
Court: "What [the terrorist] did, though severe, is not unusual or extreme."
Firefighting crews once again spent most of the day working the various fire sites.
Three fires raged in the Kissufim Forest in the northwestern Negev; one erupted on the Gaza border.
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.
The terrorist network planned a bombing in Tel Aviv, attacks in Jerusalem, a bombing in the Itamar settlement and shooting attacks in the Samaria region.
Last week Netanyahu instructed the director of the National Security Council to advance the proposal and include in it the compensation for fire damages.
At least 1,000 acres of Jewish National Fund-owned forestland has been torched by Hamas fire kites and balloons since the arson terror attacks began two months ago.
Israeli Border Guard Police summoned sappers who neutralized the explosive, composed of two small fuel canisters.
Zaki: Palestine “will stretch from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea, and we’ll be done with this whole story.”
Britain says it will remain committed to the JCPOA for as long as Iran is willing to abide by its terms.
"It was found that a small number of bullets were fired during the incident, and that no shots were deliberately or directly aimed towards her," the IDF Spokesperson said.
The IED terror kite landed near the Kerem Shalom land crossing. The IED attached to the kite was defused by Israeli Defense Forces. No injuries were reported.
The funds will come from the tax Israel collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority under the terms of the 1994 Paris Accords signed between the sides as part of the Oslo Peace Accords.
"If these people really cared about Gazans, they would be protesting Hamas and not spreading lies by using my photo on Facebook."
Mayor Uwe Becker posted his recommendation to social media on Tuesday towards the end of the first day of rocket and mortar attacks on southern Israel from Gaza.