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Southern Israel on fire due to hamas arson terror attacks

This year’s harvest in southern Israel is going to be a challenge at best, and at worst … well, it may not make it at all, the way things are going.

Arson kites, IED (improvised explosive device) balloons and firebomb balloons flown across the border by Gaza terrorists have burned more than 7,400 acres of forest, park and farmland — much of the latter just about ready for harvest at the time.

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Hamas terrorists have set more than 1,000 fires since the start of this latest new campaign of terror, which began in March 2018.

Israeli agricultural fields were bursting with wheat, mangos, avocados and other produce — a year’s worth of food that could have fed the country. Greenhouses, chicken coops, industrial equipment and water reservoirs have also been destroyed in the conflagrations ignited by the arson attacks.

Well over $2 million worth of damage has been caused, not including the heartbreaking loss of wildlife and the incalculable damage to the ecology in the region.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.