Hamas terror arsonists renewed their destructive attacks on farmers in the south of Israel. Just weeks following a hastily-implemented and unstable ceasefire and without provocation, Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip resumed setting fires to Israeli crops and endangering the lives and homes of the region’s civilian population.
The fires were started in open fields and burned crucial springtime crops. Kibbutz Alimim alone lost 50 dunams (12 acres) of wheat in the blaze, a Sdot Negev spokesperson reported.
The regional fire department spokesperson confirmed that as of Wednesday evening, all of the fires were under control. As of this report, the Israeli army and government have yet to respond to these violations of the topsy-turvy ceasefire with Gaza terror groups.
Adding to mother nature’s woes are fears of airborne arson attacks from Gaza, with Fridays typically seeing an increase in tensions along the restive frontier.
In the Red Sea resort city of Eilat, a fire damaged an electric pole, cutting electricity to much of the city overnight and leaving sweating residents and tourists without air conditioning, according to the Ynet news site. Temperatures in the area on Friday are expected to rocket to 107º F (42º C).