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Rocket damages: 60 years for forests to regenerate
YNET ^ | 08.09.06 | Ynet reporters

Posted on 08/09/2006 7:41:00 PM PDT by APRPEH

Some 750,000 trees have burned due to fires ignited by rockets landing in open areas. JNF estimates damages stand at NIS 36 million

Ynet reporters

Rocket damages beyond casualties and property: The fires sparked when rockets hit open areas in the north have scorched large forested areas, and according to the Jewish National Fund, it will take 60 years for the forests to regenerate. Altogether, in the 29 days of fighting, some 750,000 trees have burned, including oak, pine, pistachio and others. Direct damage stood at no less than NIS 36 million.

On Wednesday a number rockets landed in open areas in the Golan Heights, which sparked additional blazes. Since the beginning of the fighting, Jewish National Fund fire fighting crews were called to extinguish over 600 fires in the north. Along the Naftali Mountains, about 7,500 dunams burned, which constitute over 75 percent of the areas forested land. In the Biria and Beit Keshet Forests over 2,000 dunams of forests were destroyed. JNF donors have already donated USD 5 million to deal with the problem.

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TOPICS: Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2006israelwar; environment; forests; hezbollah; israel; jnf; rockets; treehuggers; trees; war
earlier I posted how to help Israel by providing relief funds. How to Help Israel.

Donations may also be made to the Jewish National Fund to purchase tree certificates. Making Israel bloom has been one the goals of Zionism. History recalls that those who came back to re-establish Israel spent thousands of hours clearing the debris of neglect, draining swamps and planting trees. Because of this the Arabians like to destroy forests.
JEWISH NATIONAL FUND

1 posted on 08/09/2006 7:41:03 PM PDT by APRPEH
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To: APRPEH

that reminds me. Where is PETA on this whole Mideast War thing?


2 posted on 08/09/2006 7:47:00 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (let's all toast islam.)
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To: the invisib1e hand
Where is PETA on this whole Mideast War thing?

Who? Palestinians Enjoying Terrorist Armiess?

3 posted on 08/09/2006 7:49:00 PM PDT by Bommer
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To: APRPEH

Hezzie-induced environmental disaster.

Ok environmental groups and AlGore time to start castigating the muzzies if you actually are true to your words.


4 posted on 08/09/2006 7:49:01 PM PDT by rod1
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To: APRPEH

Nothing new here. It has long been said of the dogs of the desert that "They love the desert so much they take it with them wherever they go."


5 posted on 08/09/2006 7:50:11 PM PDT by dsc
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To: rod1
Some of my thoughts on which side of the issues Mr. Al Gore is on. (post #5).
6 posted on 08/09/2006 7:51:38 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (let's all toast islam.)
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To: rod1

Right...If this doesn't make the Lefties condemn Hezbollah, nothing will.........(rolls eyes.)


7 posted on 08/09/2006 7:52:37 PM PDT by moonhawk (Democrats are to "Diversity and Tolerance" as Islam is to "Peace.")
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To: dsc
"They love the desert so much they take it with them wherever they go."

First Detroit, Dearborn must be next.

8 posted on 08/09/2006 7:53:48 PM PDT by AmishDude (The Constitution: It ain't long, it ain't complicated and it don't take a genius to figure it out.)
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To: APRPEH

Rockets add to global warming...why isn't Gore decrying this travesty?


9 posted on 08/09/2006 7:53:55 PM PDT by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: sionnsar

ping for later...


10 posted on 08/09/2006 7:58:36 PM PDT by sionnsar (†trad-anglican.faithweb.com† | Iran Azadi | Appeasement=Suicide | Hezbo rockets carry "peaceheads")
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To: Bommer
Who? Palestinians Enjoying Terrorist Armiess?

People Enabling Terrorists Aimlessly


11 posted on 08/09/2006 8:00:01 PM PDT by af_vet_1981
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To: APRPEH

" Ynet reporters Rocket damages beyond casualties and property"

That is the most asinine thing I've seen in the reportage of this war so far.


12 posted on 08/09/2006 8:02:01 PM PDT by Figment
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To: dsc

Everywhere they go, the amount of wasteland is increased. They should be quarantined in Antarctica!


13 posted on 08/09/2006 8:20:20 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: rod1
Hezzie-induced environmental disaster.

Do what? You think the Hezzies are responsible for the rocket attacks? If it wasn't for the existence of the Jews, the Hezzies would have no need to fire the rockets.....

14 posted on 08/09/2006 8:34:56 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some Freepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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To: sheik yerbouty

Hezbollah has gone to far this time,killing poor defenseless trees.


15 posted on 08/09/2006 8:44:58 PM PDT by bybybill (`IF TH E RATS WIN, WE LOSE)
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To: APRPEH

But, on a positive note, wars kill evil polluting humans, so it all balances out in the end. </sarc>


16 posted on 08/09/2006 9:14:32 PM PDT by opinionator
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To: APRPEH
It doesn't matter to MSM that innocent Jewish people are blown to bits w/ explosive rockets filled w/ ball bearings, but oh no Hezbellah is killing trees now there must be a cease fire now....stop now...don't kill the trees....

Secular philosophy of "man is so intelligent that he must somehow direct his evolution" has no limits....Man is nothing more than an intellectual animal to modern secular man. This is the rationale why spotted owls, dolphins, and trees are more important than babies. The truth is that man is created in the image of God, fallen, sinful yet has a conscience, the laws of God written on his heart.
17 posted on 08/09/2006 9:24:24 PM PDT by FreedomProtector
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To: APRPEH

You have GOT to be kidding me! Just when you thought PC has gone as far as it can go, some tree hugger writes this "story".


18 posted on 08/09/2006 9:27:41 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (How's this for disproportionate, Ahmadinejad-Islam blew up two buildings,USA blew up two countries)
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To: Onelifetogive
If it wasn't for the existence of the Jews, the Hezzies would have no need to fire the rockets.....

And, the Jews planted the stupid trees in the first place. If they'd been content to leave Israel an arid, unproductive desert, maybe it wouldn't be so bad.

19 posted on 08/09/2006 9:48:32 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: APRPEH

Yes, during the 1973 war I bought a $100 bond for 15 years to plant new forests in Israel. After 15 years went by they said : where do we send the money? I told them to just keep it as an expression of my faith in Israel, they couldn't believe it, had to tell the lady with the new york accent two or three times, she finally sent a new bond instead. My &%^$#$@ ex-wife cashed it in the divorce, the B&*^H...The goat herding slobs that lived there prior to 1948 let their goats chew the land down to the roots. The israelis, beautiful people that they are, re-forested the land and made it beautiful again; that's why it's so sad to see forests, greenhouses....trashed by what are trash people whose minds are long gone into evil, destructive hatred. So, go trash THEM israel!


20 posted on 08/09/2006 10:08:55 PM PDT by timer
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To: timer

thank you for saying what I was unable to say.


21 posted on 08/10/2006 8:59:06 AM PDT by APRPEH (visit my profile page to donate to Israeli charities)
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To: APRPEH

I just sent $50 to the JNF in NY(israeli tree fund)as I did in the 1973 Yom Kippur war(15 yr/$100 bond). When it came due I told the jewish lady to just let it ride(permanent support for israel). She couldn't understand that so she sent me another bond instead. Then my EX-wife went and cashed it! So these cruds wasted palestine with their goats chewing the grass to the roots, making a worthless desert, now in 60 years the hard working israelis have brought it back to life with the forests, an ecological wonder. They also trashed the gaza greenhouses, what good person takes the terrorists side? I will bless those who bless you, and curse those who curse you, saith the Lord God to Israel. Thus much of the world VOLUNTEERS to be cursed by God....it was their choice. Oh they'll say : the DEVIL made me do it. Then why are you the willing servant of the DEVIL we'll ask....


22 posted on 08/10/2006 12:31:23 PM PDT by timer
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