Skip to comments.Rocket damages: 60 years for forests to regenerate
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
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at ynetnews.com ...
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
that reminds me. Where is PETA on this whole Mideast War thing?
Who? Palestinians Enjoying Terrorist Armiess?
Hezzie-induced environmental disaster.
Ok environmental groups and AlGore time to start castigating the muzzies if you actually are true to your words.
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."
Right...If this doesn't make the Lefties condemn Hezbollah, nothing will.........(rolls eyes.)
First Detroit, Dearborn must be next.
Rockets add to global warming...why isn't Gore decrying this travesty?
ping for later...
" 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.
Everywhere they go, the amount of wasteland is increased. They should be quarantined in Antarctica!
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.....
Hezbollah has gone to far this time,killing poor defenseless trees.
But, on a positive note, wars kill evil polluting humans, so it all balances out in the end. </sarc>
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".
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.
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!
thank you for saying what I was unable to say.
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....