It is the largest number of fires started by the arson balloons in one day since the attacks became ubiquitous last spring.
Most of the fires burned in the Kissufim forest and one destroyed a wheat field.
Eighteen Democratic candidates for their party’s presidential nomination were silent on the Gaza violence.
A Republican congressman from North Carolina is asking the federal Department of Education to look into a conference on Gaza.
Netanyahu said in a statement shortly after the attack that after his return from the U.S., Israel “will respond forcefully.”
Islamic Jihad, a terrorist group, claimed responsibility for the firing.
“It’s now apparent to me that I spent … little energy is disavowing the anti-semitic trope I unknowingly used, which is unfortunate and offensive.”
“Those unfortunate words were the only words I could think about expressing that moment.”
“Terrorist groups and lone-wolf terrorists continue plotting possible attacks in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza.”
Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian teenager in the Gaza Strip during the latest of weekly protests along the border with Israel on Friday