Israeli officials call for snipers to target Gaza's kite flyers | News | Al Jazeera

Israeli officials call for snipers to target Gaza's kite flyers

Kites have become one way for Palestinians to take on the blockade of Gaza and protesters along the barrier fence are using them to start fires on the Israeli side.

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    Palestinians have been attaching oil-soaked rags to kites and flying them over the Gaza border fence to start fires in Israeli territory.

    So far, no Israelis have been hurt by the fires, but they have caused $2.5m in damage, according to Israel's government.

    Israel had been using drones to intercept the kites, but Palestinians have had success in bringing down the drones. So Israeli politicians have now called on Israeli snipers to shoot the kite flyers.

     

    Al Jazeera's Imran Khan met some of the kite flyers of Gaza.


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