Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (the Jewish National Fund) says it intends to sue the Hamas terrorist organization for environmental damage in the areas near the Gaza strip that have been heavily damaged by repeated arson attacks emanating from the Palestinian territory.
In a statement, the KKL-JNF says it will take the legal action against the terrorist organization in international court.
Chairman Daniel Atar urges the international community to hold Hamas accountable for its “criminal acts; not only against the citizens of the state of Israel, but also against nature and the environment which have been severely hurt by this criminal environmental terrorism.
“Hamas has proved that they have no humanity; not just toward human beings, but also toward animals and natural resources,” he says.
Israel has been battling major fires in recent weeks caused by kites rigged with incendiary devices, or attached to burning rags, launched by Palestinians in Gaza that have damaged thousands of acres of parkland and agricultural fields.