Gaza-based terrorists have returned to launching arson attacks on Israel’s south in recent days, causing fires in areas surrounding the Gaza Strip, TPS reports.

“This is the third day in a row that our dedicated security personnel have been running around the area to extinguish fires as a result of incendiary balloons,” Gadi Yarkoni, head of the Eshkol Regional Council near Gaza, stated Saturday.

Environmental experts ‎say it ‎‎‎‎will take at least 15 years to rehabilitate ‎the ‎‎‎‎vegetation and wildlife that have been destroyed by the arson terror in recent years.‎

On Sunday, the balloons caused the shutdown of roads and a train line in southern Israel.

Former Member of Knesset Haim Yellin, who lives in close proximity to the Gaza border, documented the explosion of an incendiary balloon on Sunday, shared by Arutz-7 and posted below.