Explosive device hidden in book discovered in Gaza border community

An explosive device hidden in a book was found in an Israeli community bordering the Gaza Strip on Saturday. The device was discovered by holidaymakers near a local river at Kibbutz Re’im. Police sappers were called to the scene and neutralized the device.

Police estimate the device made its way from the Hamas-controlled enclave via a balloon attached to it. But, it’s unclear when it was flown to Israel and for how long the device remained on the ground before being discovered.

“We are urging the public to be aware of any suspicious object,” the police said in a statement. “If you come across a suspicious object, call the emergency hotline and leave it to be inspected by the professionals.”

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Source: YNet News