(Photo: Twitter screenshot, Nir Dvori)

(Photo: Twitter screenshot, Nir Dvori)

By TOI Staff - June 15, 2018

As the Hamas terror group threatened to launch 5,000 flaming kites and balloons at Israel on Friday, Israeli children at the Gaza border countered with a message of peace.

At Kibbutz Nir Am, which has had a number of fires sparked by burning kites flown from Gaza, children and residents launched balloons carrying candy towards the Palestinian enclave, Hadashot TV news reported.

Additionally, kibbutz members on Saturday will replant groves at Nir Am burned by the kites in a message of “they burn and we plant,” the network said.

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