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Thursday, June 25, 2015
On the slopes of the hills surrounding Jerusalem blooms a forest, the Jerusalem forest. Again and again, this unique habitat, the hills and the forest, are threatened.


A Tree for Every Rocket

Posted on 2/3/2013 by in Israel Israel Today JNF Tu Bishvat Rockets Gaza Strip Nahal Oz

Israeli soldiers planted trees on Tu Bishvat in order to protect residents who live under rocket fire every day. Help us replant the land.

In honor of Tu Bishvat, IDF soldiers planted 1,532 trees in the vicinity of Nahal Oz, on the Gazan border in southern Israel. The 1,532 trees signify the 1,532 rockets fired by Hamas terrorists at Israel from Gaza during Operation “Pillar of Defense.”

The trees were planted to provide shelter from direct gun fire aimed at Israeli residents from the Gaza Strip. The road around Nachal Oz has been the scene of several shooting incidents over the years, some of which have caused fires in the area.

Jewish National Fund World Chairman Effi Stezler  stated during the event: “We are planting these trees to provide protection for the civilian passengers on the roads, and to offer defense for the communities surrounding the Gaza Strip. We believe that these trees, which have previously provided shelter in the Golan Heights from the Syrians years ago, will now protect the residents of southern Israel.”

Israel Today works with JNF to reforest the Holy Land. There is no better way to literally participate in the restoration of the Land of Israel than by planting a tree.

Help us partner with the JNF to complete the reforestation of the Promised Land.