The people of Gaza have been scorching the earth for the past several years.
Over a five month period in 2018, the Israeli government counted 1,364 fires that were deliberately set by Palestinian Arabs putting flammable devices onto balloons and kites. The government report stated that “Over 7,400 acres have been damaged or destroyed, about 23% of the land in the region…. the entire eco-system of the western Negev has been affected. Trees that have stood for generations – preventing soil erosion, improving the carbon footprint and providing a habitat for birds and animals – have been destroyed. Wildlife – birds, turtles, snakes and lizards, jackals, foxes and wolves, wild boars, hedgehogs, bees and other insects – have been killed or lost their homes and their food sources. Experts estimate that it will take decades for the area to recover.“
The United Nations has been vocal about the problems of the increase in temperature which leads to drier land which in turns leads to more fires which destroys animal habitats and plants which would otherwise cool temperatures. But the UN has said nothing about the deliberate scorched earth actions of Palestinian arsonists.
The destructive fires set by Palestinian Arabs continue unabated until today. The Israeli government released a video of firefighters working to extinguish the fires in the Negev on June 15, 2021.
In addition to burning Israeli fields and nature, Palestinians have been poisoning the air, setting tires on fire. Environmental groups have long warned that “fumes that are being released from tire burning have been shown to be extremely toxic to human health and harmful to the environment.“
But again, world governments and environmental groups remain silent on Palestinians’ malicious attacks on our planet.
The United Nations declared that “Climate Change is the defining issue of our time and we are at a defining moment.” Therefore, it is well past time to demand that the UN and concerned citizens of our planet, loudly condemn the ongoing Palestinian environmental terrorism.
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