After this, the meteorite will have slowed down substantially and any heating effect caused by this initial burn will be lost. As the meteorite falls through the high atmosphere (also a cold place), the rock will be very cold as it falls, like a stone, at terminal velocity.
Therefore, when a small meteorite is found shortly after re-entry, it is cold. It has even been reported that meteorites are so cold that frost has formed on their surface.
As it turns out, after inspection of the Israeli object, it was found to be "man made."
"It is definitely not a meteor and not a different natural substance –- somebody created it, and it did not appear from outer space," said Ittai Gavrieli, Director of the Geological Survey of Israel.
"The object had high concentrations of phosphorus, which is naturally ignited when it comes in contact with air and with inflammatory material."
Whether this event was a hoax (like the Latvian crater), or the incendiary substance was thrown onto the beach by some other means, it remains to be seen, but it most definitely was not a meteorite.