Photo Credit: Majdi Fathi/TPS

Balloons attached to explosive charges launched by terrorists from the Gaza Strip on Thursday landed at several locations in Israel’s south, the seventh consecutive day that Israel has been contending with this threat.

IDF soldiers operating in the area of the border with Gaza found and neutralized an explosive charge that was planted inside a soccer ball connected to a balloon.

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In the city of Ashdod, a booby-trapped balloon landed near a shopping mall. A police sapper alerted to the site successfully dismantled the explosive charge.

No one was injured and no damage was caused by the attacks.

The IDF has not responded to any of the attacks in recent days.

The explosive and flammable balloon attacks have returned to haunt Israel’s residents in the south in the past week after several months in which such attacks from Gaza ceased.

The explosive devices are upgraded and are equipped with elements to increase casualties among the civilian population.

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