Israel has been hit by thousands of little fires, stemming from burning kites launched by “Palestinians” from Gaza and targeted at the Jewish nation.
Firefighters in Israel have been swamped with calls to extinguish the flames.
The fires came a day after a balloon filled with chemicals was flown over the nation, dripping fiery drops as it moved and burning scores of farm fields.
As JTA writes:
Saturday’s fires, which claimed more than 740 acres, was the worst since the new terror tactic took root about two months ago.
At least one-third of the nature preserve was destroyed, according to reports, and required several teams of firefighters to put out. The fire fighters on Saturday battled three large blazes and several small ones throughout the area.
Sunday’s fires destroyed agricultural fields in three kibbutzim located near the Gaza Strip: Nir Am, Or Haner and Be’eri. A major highway in the area also was closed as area residents worked in tandem with firefighters to put out the blazes. Four planes dropping fire retardants were required to assist in putting out the flames.
Damages to agriculture from fires set by the incendiary kites since the protests started in March are estimated at $1.4 million, the Times of Israel reported, citing Israel’s Tax Authority.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday ordered the government to withhold customs duties collected by Israel for the Palestinian Authority on items that come through Israeli ports on the way to the PA in order to offset the cost of the damage. This, despite the fact that Hamas and not the PA control Gaza and Hamas is considered responsible for the attacks.
A total of some 6,200 acres of agricultural land and nature reserves in the Gaza border area of southern Israel have been damaged or destroyed by the burning kites and balloons sent from Gaza.
The “arson kites” are devastating. Israel’s assembled a map of where the fires have struck so far:
And as the American Thinker notes: Where’s the United Nations on this?
While the United Nations is busy trying to pass resolutions condemning Israel for defending its borders, the U.S. could not get a single other member of the Security Council to vote for a resolution condemning the arsonist attacks from Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip.
Meanwhile, Gaza, which gets electricity, natural gas, and shipments of supplies from Israel, continues to attack Israel.
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