“Extensive damage has been inflicted upon protective thickets of trees planted around eleven communities in the Western Negev”

KEREN KAYEMETH LEISRAEL/JEWISH NATIONAL FUND
Life-Saving Trees Burnt by Incendiary Kites
August 19, 2018

Hundreds of acres of security plantings carried out in this part of Israel since the 1950s have now gone up in smoke due to incessant incendiary kite and balloon attacks from Gaza. KKL-JNF teams are working around the clock to mitigate the damage to these security trees by caring for them on a daily basis…KKL-JNF Western Negev Recreation Area Coordinator Itzik Lugasi, who is in charge of the security plantings, explains: “These security plantings make an enormous difference. The trees conceal local communities and roads and make it hard for the terrorists to hit them directly. READ MORE

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