Hadashot television news reports that the fires sparked by Gazans in southern Israel today are reaching farther into Israel because the Gazans have changed their tactics.
In recent weeks, Gazans have launched firebomb-carrying kites into Israel, where they fell into dry fields and sparked major brushfires.
Today, authorities are battling helium balloons carrying long-burning materials like charcoal. The balloons are capable of flying several kilometers into Israel and sparking fires farther afield.
Firefighters are battling at least four brushfires today sparked by Gazan arsonists.
Why is Israel allowing helium into Gaza to begin with?
Because helium is needed for many medical applications, including many respiratory diseases. I’m guessing, but it is entirely possible that the helium in Gaza is coming from hospitals.
Now imagine what would happen if and when Israel bans helium imports into Gaza to protect itself from massive forest fires.
Yup, the “human rights” NGOs will castigate Israel for depriving Gazans of the medical benefits of helium. Reuters will have stories about Gazans with COPD who cannot breathe because of Israel’s evil.
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