Incendiary kite sparks fire in West Bank winery


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A kite carrying incendiary material sparked a fire Monday at a West Bank vineyard.

The fire at the Tura Winery near Mount Gerizim was put out quickly, Hadashot news reported. The kite is believed to have been launched from Nablus in the northern West Bank.

It is not the first time that Palestinians in the West Bank have copied the incendiary kites and balloons flown by Palestinian terrorists from Gaza that have burned thousands of acres of woodlands and agricultural fields in southern Israel.

Last month, a balloon carrying incendiary materials was found in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo.

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