Photo Credit: Israel Police Spokesperson
Crater created by explosive balloon

After a tense Friday night in the south during which the IAF attacked the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket that had been launched at Israeli settlements near the border fence, two explosive-carrying balloons were found in the vicinity of the Gaza Strip, one of which was connected to the warhead of an anti-tank, rocket-propelled grenade.

The warhead was found in Shokeda Forest in the Eshkol Regional Council. Passersby found the object that had failed to explode and alerted the police. Sappers arrived at the scene, removed the visitors and disarmed the warhead without injuries or damage.

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A second balloon was found with a suspicious object attached to it, also in a wooded area, in the Sdot Negev Regional Council. It, too, was disarmed without injuries or damage.

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