Israeli students mark 'Black South' in protest of incendiary terror

Israeli students to attend school wearing black shirts on Tuesday following the burning down of 32,000 dunams in the Gaza border communities.

Fires rage in southern Israel as a result of incendiary kites and balloons launched from the Gaza Strip (photo credit: KKL-JNF)
Fires rage in southern Israel as a result of incendiary kites and balloons launched from the Gaza Strip
(photo credit: KKL-JNF)
Israel’s National Students and Youth Council announced on Sunday it launched “Black South,” a campaign meant to increase awareness of the plight of Gaza Border communities that had been suffering from incendiary balloon terror for roughly six months.
“Eighty-one towns in the Gaza border communities no longer look the same,” the black-shirt clad students said in a video released ahead of Tuesday, “32,000 dunams were scorched because of incendiary kites terror.”
“On Tuesday, we will all arrive [in school] wearing black shirts, to raise awareness and show solidarity with the pain of those who live in the south [of the country],” they said.
Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council students began a five-day march to the Knesset in protest over the difficult conditions high-school students in the south of the country must endure.
Hamas and other factions have been using incendiary balloons and kites to set fire to Israeli fields and property near the Gaza border security fence since the decision of United States President Donald Trump to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May.
The incendiary terror was combined with the “March of Return” Friday protests, in which more than 200 Palestinians have been killed and thousands wounded.
On October 26, Islamic Jihad fired 34 rockets at Israel, out of which 13 were intercepted by Iron Dome, causing no injuries. In response, the IDF struck 80 terrorist targets in Gaza.
On Sunday, Israeli media reported that Hamas and Israel are moving closer to reach an understanding brokered by Egypt that would reduce the risk of further clashes and violence. So far these reports had not been officially confirmed or denied.