Bat Yam beach
Bat Yam beach Moshe Shai / Flash 90

Police on Thursday received a report of a suspicious balloon in the central Israeli city of Bat Yam.

At the scene, police blocked off the street and dealt with the balloon.

The incident comes after a number of suspicious balloons were found Thursday morning by a woman in the “Emek Hamatzleva” area of Jerusalem, the second time in two days that incendiary balloons have been found in Jerusalem, after another such balloon was found in the German Colony area of Jerusalem on Wednesday.

At the beginning of the week, two balloons were found near the capital, one in the community of Givat Ze’ev and another in the community of Beit Horon. Another two balloons were found in the area of Modi’in.

According to Hadashot 2, in light of growing number of balloons that have been found recently in central Israel, the defense establishment fears that incendiary balloon attacks emanating from Judea and Samaria will soon become routine occurrences, just as such attacks emanating from Gaza already have been for months.