Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Kite Attacks

So now the Palestinians are sending incendiary kites* over the border. Says the Times of Israel:
Firefighters were battling a wave of blazes near the Gaza border area Tuesday after several flaming kites were sent soaring over the border, causing at least nine fires in Israeli territory.

Two large fires broke out near Kibbutz Nir Am, northeast of the Gaza Strip, while a third was reported in the area of Moshav Netiv Ha’asara, to the north. 
This tactic has a simplistic genius to it and reminds one of the Japanese hot air balloon attacks of WWII.

Actually, we are also reminded of a Fatah tactic from the Second Intifada of 2000-2002, whereby a homicide bomber would detonate and a second would follow and attack the cleanup and medical personnel.

Aside from being a nuisance are these incendiary kite attacks supposed to set up an attack against Israel firefighters?

Hamas has no doubt considered such a move.

*There's a joke in there, something with a 'k'.

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