"After the security cabinet meeting, we decided to prepare for every scenario," Netanyahu said. "That is the instruction that I and the defense minister gave."
This is the first reporting of incendiary balloons sent from the Strip since March.
It wasn't bad enough Israel lacks a government to deal with tensions that are ratcheting up with Iran and the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. Now Netanyahu also has to weigh a possible war with Hamas.
If he wills it, Abbas could break from the patterns of many Israeli Arab politicians who have come before and use a moment of tension to try to douse flames, urge reconciliation, humanize Israel.
The demonstrations are an attempt to put pressure on the Israeli leadership "to express Israel's sovereignty" by bringing back the bodies for a Jewish burial.
The fishing zone in the Gaza Strip has been completely closed until further notice.
It is possible there were multiple interceptions by the Iron Dome defense system.
Hamas urges terror groups to remain ready to fire rockets at Israel: "We call on the masses everywhere to organize activities of support for this uprising."
The IDF Chief of Staff also recently canceled trip to DC.