Many of the fires burned in empty fields and a suspicious balloon landed in the city of Sderot
At least 11 fires were sparked by incendiary balloons on Sunday
Experts from the Fire and Rescue Services determined after examining the sites that all 35 fires were caused by incendiary balloons.
Consisting of volunteers and members from various authorities, teams spread out across various areas in southern Israel in order to contain the fires and prevent them from spreading to nearby towns.
Forgotten in this historical reckoning is the European Union’s role in this process, and the failure of the EU to provide the guarantees they had pledged to fulfill in 2005.
The Lahav Or system became operational last week and is equipped with highly advanced detections capabilities that allow the system to detect and safely neutralize targets automatically.
An Egyptian envoy working to prevent an escalation is encountering difficulties as both Israel and Hamas are refusing to budge.
"We will intensify the retaliation campaign if needed," Netanyahu said, adding that Israel is preparing for the possibility of military operations in Gaza, if necessary.