The official website of the Israeli newspaper “Ma'ariv” reported that Israeli settlements in the Gaza envelope continue to receive daily many incendiary balloons that take off from the Gaza Strip. In the morning on Friday، seven fires broke out in the settlements adjacent to the strip. According to the Hebrew site that a conflagration broke out in the area "Shikma Valley" near "Zikim، an Israeli settlement.
Six aircraft were called by the Fire Brigade to extinguish those fires. Also other military hardware were brought to scenes to take part in fighting the fires. After much efforts the fires were controlled. It is worth to mention that balloons and incendiary aircraft are still being launched from the Gaza Strip towards the settlements adjacent the strip. Thousands of the Palestinians march weekly to the security fence within marches named the Right of Return to their occupied lands by the Jewish settlers. They ask to lift off the blockage of the strip that worsen the economic conditions in the strip. The marine and land siege has been imposed on the Gaza Strip 12 years ago.