Six firefighting teams battle 17 fires set by Palestinian kites

Another 17 fires were set on the Israeli side of the Gaza border by Palestinian kites on Thursday, after 15 blazes the day before. Six teams of firefighters battled the flames that scorched  open fields and woods. There were no casualties.

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12 thoughts on “Six firefighting teams battle 17 fires set by Palestinian kites

  • Jun 21, 2018 @ 18:09 at 18:09
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    time to start dropping water from fire fighting aircraft laced with dye and other chemicals on the palesltinian fire starters.

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    • Jun 21, 2018 @ 23:19 at 23:19
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      Hey, no chemicals, no die, and reduce expenses to the max!
      Only free and bio water from the sea. This will turn the whole kite launching area into a muddy field, there will be no more fun launching, and all materials, matches, etc will be damn wet for hours.
      Plus, the water has a little bit of salt, it is good for disinfectant, shows care for the kite launchers if they have skin scrathes, sun burns, or dust in the eyes. It also helps the agriculture, because bad insects do not like salty water. A dedicated DC-10 Air Tanker can carry up to 12,000 US gallons (45,400 l) of good water.

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  • Jun 21, 2018 @ 18:27 at 18:27
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    Now I’m not so very much sure California fires are some sort on march of Palestinians disguised in South Americans and breaking in over the border.

    How much hotter and dryer is the air on the ocean coast?
    Do the Palestinians have some reasons to hate Californians very very bad?
    How many mosques are in California?
    How many kites and condoms is one allowed to buy without permit in California?

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  • Jun 21, 2018 @ 18:33 at 18:33
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    This might be already under consideration by proper authorities. By mounting commercially available laser devices for civilian use on drones, balloon incendiary devices could easily be taken down (many demonstrations on y-tube ). Kites may require more intense or prolonged laser “treatment”. These technologies are available off the shelf and there is no reason that their use should not be considered.

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    • Jun 21, 2018 @ 20:17 at 20:17
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      This is not a joke, and it was already tested!

      Given the design of the actual kites Hamas uses, if one is able to harpoon (to affix) a 1 kg weight on any of the right/left sides of the flying kite, this will force the kite to rotate 90 degrees. Lets say it is the right side as seen from the Hamas driver. The kite will rotate 90 degrees to the right, its edge of attack (to the wind) pointing now to the right. As a consequence will start pulling strong to the right and will have no more pull towards up (as to counterbalance its own weight).

      The Hamas driver will feel no difference of pull on the string he’s keeping, but will see his kite starting a fast move towards his right also losing altitude with a somehow lesser speed. Technically the kite will start to go back describing a circle around him, and with him having no control over the direction. If he keeps tension on the string, the kite will fall somehere 45 – 60 degrees to his right (and 50% back and lower than from where is was). His only choice to do some harm is to release the tension. In this new situation, the kite will fall free with the wind, 10-20 meters forward (in wind direction).

      Harpooning could be easily done with a drone, from a safe distance. Attn: after couple bad experiences, the drivers will try to release the string just before the harpooning, the idea being to hit the drone with the kite. This is why the drone shall attack from a side with a hit and run move, without changing direction. Anyhow the hole attack will happend such that the kite itself masks the drone, the driver will not see it long time.

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  • Jun 21, 2018 @ 18:44 at 18:44
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    Modified high-powered water canons on tanker trucks positioned close to the border could be an effective means to blast those kites out of the sky. Drones are effective as spotters if needed.

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  • Jun 21, 2018 @ 19:39 at 19:39
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    At this point why don’t Israeli snipers get green lighted to shoot at legs of the flyers.

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    • Jun 22, 2018 @ 0:51 at 0:51
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      Israel need go for the heads not the legs. In that the heads, those responsible for this.
      The pullers of the strings Iran not the boy yanking the string

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  • Jun 21, 2018 @ 19:46 at 19:46
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    The Europeans and the UN condemn Israel for its military responses to attacks from Gaza on Israel. Of course, they don’t condemn anything that Hamas does, including setting Israel afire.
    And so, Israel respond humanely, to the Hamas attacks, and set Gaza on fire.

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  • Jun 21, 2018 @ 21:27 at 21:27
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    Use shotguns to shoot down flaming kites and balloons on the Hamasstan side of the anti-Islamofascist wall.

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  • Jun 21, 2018 @ 21:51 at 21:51
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    It seems to me a low-powered laser could be used to pop the balloon on the Palestinian side of the border, dropping it not far from the launch site. A laser-shot to the forehead of those launching should quickly end their career. Why isn’t this being done?

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  • Jun 22, 2018 @ 0:14 at 0:14
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    The Palestinian kite thing works just fine for Israel.

    1. Because demonstrates deep and ongoing fracture between PLO and Hamas, easy to exploit when needed;
    2. Because demonstrates the impossibility of any “live in peace together on the same land” liberal lunatic leftists might come up with, both in Israel and in the World;
    3. It is the fastest way for Pale-Hamas to destroy themselves. It is a mass action, pure negative synergy amplified because of repetition and age extend. They slide not so slowly now into the animal. Think to the children of the Pale-Hamas, and compare to Pale-PLO;
    4. It is easy to deal with;
    5. The danger of life loses is minimal;
    6. Property damage is low;
    7. It provides training with good motivation for the Army, gives the impression of some level of danger;
    8. It provides perfect arguments for any critics at an international tribune;
    9. Stimulates innovation and investing, creates work places;

    Why not consider to send undercover agents to help the Pale-Hamas to come up with even more funny apparently dangerous actions, like fireworks in Pali colors. These would mobilize them even more for the evenings, more synergy, you see?

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