An incendiary kite landed in an Israeli vineyard on Monday, starting an arson fire.
The kite landed in the Tura Winery near Har Gerizim, close to Kever Yosef HaTzaddik. Though a fire was started, it was quickly extinguished and harm to the vineyard was prevented.
According to Hadashot news, Palestinians the West Bank have begun utilizing the terrorist ploy invented by their counterparts in Gaza. In the last four months, hundreds of terrorist arson fires have been started by Gazans inside Israel through the use of flaming kites and balloons. More than 7,400 acres of agricultural and nature preserve lands have been burned, causing millions of shekels in damage.
Just this week, 200 beehives belonging to Israeli farmers were destroyed and the bees killed, causing the loss of all their honey just weeks before the Rosh Hashanah.
Last month, a fire balloon was found in the Gilo neighborhood of Yerushalayim, next to the Palestinian Authority-controlled Beit Jala and Bethlehem.