Terror groups in Gaza have been releasing groups of balloons carrying incendiary devices into cities such as Netivot. Previously, the balloons had been released in the countryside and had caused minimal damage over the past several months. Now, however, the balloons are being sent over neighborhoods and buildings. Local police in Netivot have commented that the balloons’ intent is to scare citizens, as residents have expressed fear over the damage the explosives could cause. The military and police have noted that they are taking action to protect residents and to put a stop to the militant organizations.