Palestinian prepare to launch an incendiary kite over the Gaza-Israel border | Photo: AP
Israel HaYom By: Itsik Saban and Gadi Golan
Gaza terrorists are now using timers to delay combustion of incendiary kites and balloons, IDF says • Timers designed to increase range of arson devices, target areas farther from border • Residents demand action, say kites must be treated like rockets.
Hamas is planning to use exploding drones to step up its arson terrorism campaign, Israeli defense officials warned Thursday.
Over the last three months, Gaza terrorists have launched hundreds of improvised incendiary devices across the border into Israel, setting more than 1,000 fires in border-area Israeli communities.
According to intelligence gathered by the IDF and Israel Police, the terrorist group controlling the Gaza Strip plans to step up the arson campaign and launch drones rigged with explosives deeper into Israeli territory, targeting communities located farther from the border.
Some defense officials expressed concern that explosive drones could potentially reach Judea and Samaria.