Over the past six months 11,920 dunams (some 3,000 acres) of farmland and woodland have been burned in fires caused by incendiary kites and balloons flown from Gaza into Israel, according to the KKL.
Fire breaking out amid incendiary balloon flown from Gaza (Photo: Roee Idan)
The Shokeda Forest saw 75 fires, while 31 fires erupted in the Hannun Forest and 29 fires scorched the HaBesor Stream Forest.
"The nature in the Gaza border communities has been severely damaged," one of the firefighters in the area said.
One of the fires was caused amid incendiary balloon flown from Gaza into Kibbutz Gevim, with the flames spreading near houses and agricultural equipment.