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Pipe bomb attached to explosive balloon from Gaza

An improvised explosive device (IED) that was apparently attached to a cluster of balloons launched from Gaza by terrorists on Wednesday afternoon was miraculously found by a passerby before it could explode, but after it had dropped off and landed next to a school in the southern Israeli coastal city of Ashkelon.

The person who found the explosive did not touch it; instead he called the police bomb squad unit, and began filming the entire experience.


The explosive — which looked like a small pipe bomb but was sealed with a soda bottle cap that could have piqued the interest of any teenager or school child — landed on a sidewalk in a residential neighborhood where any youngster could have picked it up.


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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.
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