Three kites with incendiary devices landed in Lod, a city just five kilometers away from Ben Gurion Airport.
“Specifically now, during the coronavirus outbreak, we are seeing a significant escalation of security issues affecting residents in the city,” Netanel Isaac, Lod’s Deputy Mayor told Israel Hayom.
“Explosives are exploding, the property is being destroyed, the muezzin (the cleric appointed at a mosque to lead and recite the call to prayer) can be heard at high decibels, and now there have been incendiary kites five kilometers from Ben Gurion Airport,” he said.
According to the report, the city’s residents are growing tired of the police’s failure to take these types of occurrences seriously, with one unnamed policeman telling the news outlet that one of the incendiary kites was just thrown into the garbage by an officer at the scene.
“We support the police and the municipality, but at the same time, we demand an immediate improvement in the sense of personal security and in the enforcement of the law. We will not allow a small number of people to ruin things for an entire city,” Isaac said.