Hamas launched a new terror tactic on Sunday: a flying Molotov cocktail, The Times of Israel reported.
A firebomb attached to a kite was flown over the Gaza border into southern Israel, where it landed and set fire to an agricultural field outside Kibbutz Kissufim. Firefighters were sent to extinguish the blaze before it could spread and cause any significant damage.
B’chasdei shamayim, no injuries were reported.
Subsequently, the Eshkol regional council issued a warning to residents, to be on alert for more such attacks:
“In the last 24 hours, there have been several cases of kite flying with Molotov cocktails from the strip to our territory,” the council said in a statement. “In all cases, the bottles fell close to the border and caused fires, without casualties… The public is asked to be alert and to report any unusual incident of fires in the area.”
On Wednesday and on Friday, firefighters responded to fires in fields near Kibbutz Be’eri, which were also found to have been caused by Molotov cocktails attached to kites.