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Gaza’s Latest Weapon? Arson Bird Found Near Border With Israel

  • Israeli inspectors find falcon attached to flammable material
  • New tactic comes as Israel pledges crackdown on fire kites

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have used kites, balloons and flaming condoms to try to start wildfires across the border in Israel -- and now a bird, according to Israeli authorities.

A falcon, outfitted with a harness tied to a steel wire with flammable material at the end, was found hanging in a tree near the Gaza border, the Israel Nature and Parks Authority said in a statement Tuesday. Inspectors putting out a fire nearby found the dead bird Monday afternoon, the authority said.