Skip to comments.In worst blaze to date, Gaza fire kites destroy vast parts of nature reserve
Posted on 06/03/2018 1:58:34 PM PDT by BBell
Inspectors also investigating if fires at Carmia reserve near border might have been caused by a balloon filled with burning chemicals dripping flames through the area
A blaze set by Palestinian protesters along the Gaza border devastated a nature reserve inside Israel on Saturday, in what officials said was the worst day of fires since the demonstrators adopted the fire kite tactics in the last few months.
Arson investigators at the Carmia reserve said the fire was most likely set by a fire kite, or possibly a balloon filled with chemicals that dripped flames along the area, Hadashot news reported.
By evening, teams of dozens of firefighters and aircraft finally managed to bring the flames under control, but not before some 2,000 to 3,000 dunams (500 to 740 acres) of fields and parts of a nature reserve adjacent to Kibbutz Carmia were destroyed.
In total, firefighters battled three large fires and several smaller ones along the Gaza Strip border, all believed to have been started by incendiary kites flown from the coastal enclave.
Officials at the Israel Nature and Parks Authority estimated that at least one third of the Carmia reserve had been destroyed.
They said it was likely the flames had caused massive damage to both the flora and the fauna in the reserve.
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Jerusalem needs to shove the damned famestinisns out. Help them return to their own countries. Thats the places theyve already invaded and conquered.
I was in the West Bank last year. There is trash everywhere its hard to get others to care about your country when it looks as though you dont.
Muslims, destroying things since 620 AD.
Uh, how about a balloon bomb, Israel? Just happened to drift over the border?
I looked at some before and after pictures of the Gaza Strip. Gaza was a beautiful tourist spot with nice beaches and it produced enough vegetables to export them. Not so much now and the green houses have been destroyed.
These balloons are coming from Gaza. Gaza has been run by Hamas for 10 years.
Everything from the start of the Islamic era was based on a lie, nothing has changed. Wherever the Saracens go they bring death and destruction. Alexandria Egypt had one of the best libraries in the known world. In 642 the library was destroyed by order of the caliph Umar because the “books were not in agreement with Islam and its ‘holy book.’”
At some point tey will have to evit the Palestinians. The situation is deteriorating.
Gaza needs to be run...out of there!
In 642 the library was destroyed by order of the caliph Umar because the books were not in agreement with Islam and its holy book.
Israel turned it over to the Gaza locals, probably on the theory that they would be less of a problem if they had to rule themselves. Don’t know that the locals have much say in what happens- Hamas is going to use it as a forward base for attacking Israel no matter what anything does.
the entire gaza cesspool, swamp needs to be drained ASAP
send them packing! if Egypt doesn’t want them back, send them to Merkel....
They’re still not as dangerous as those violent Trump supporters!!!!1!1!
They are such disgusting people. Liberals love them.
See a fire kite, call in an air strike. Kill the bastards.
I watched a documentary about that. Supposedly there were books/scrolls about civilizations that predated anything we know about. We will never know now.
Hamas want Israel to do that. Hamas sets up in residential areas so that retaliatory strikes will hit civilians.
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