Photo Credit: courtesy, head of security, Rosh Tzurim
Improvised explosive device (IED) attached to incendiary balloon landed in Rosh Tzurim in Gush Etzion on Jewish holiday of Sukkot, Sept. 27 2018

An explosive device attached to an incendiary balloon flown from Gaza landed Sunday afternoon in an avocado field belonging to a Jewish community in southern Israel, along the Gaza border.

Security personnel summoned the bomb squad to defuse the explosive. After clearing the area, a sapper neutralized the device.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.