Incendiary balloons found next to kindergarten near Gaza border

Police advised the public to be cautious around suspicious objects, whether they be kites or balloons.

December 28, 2018 10:30
Incendiary balloons found near northern Gaza border, December 28th, 2018.

Incendiary balloons found near northern Gaza border, December 28th, 2018.. (photo credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)


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Incendiary balloons were found Friday morning near the northern Gaza border in Sdot Negev Regional Council, beside a kindergarten. A police bomb disposal unit was dispatched immediately.

After several weeks with no sight of incendiary balloons or kites, the police released a message asking the public to be on their guard regarding suspicious objects, whether they are balloons or kites. They may contain explosives and/or incendiary materials that may endanger the public's safety.
They emphasized the importance of informing children of the dangers inherent in these foreign items.

At any sight of a suspicious object, Israelis are requested to report to the nearest Israel Police station and to leave the work around the item to the police.

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