July 13, 2018
Israel Urges UN Environmental Advocate to Condemn Hamas Arson Attacks(Algemeiner)
Israeli ambassador to the UN Danny Danon on Thursday wrote to deputy secretary-general of the UN Amina Mohammed, a top UN official known for her strong advocacy on environmental protection.
“For over one hundred days, Hamas terrorists…have used arson kites and other aerial delivery means to set almost 700 fires that have torched thousands of acres, including over 1,500 acres of agricultural fields in Israel.”
“This new face of terrorism directly targets the Israeli ecosystem and has caused over $2 million in damage.”
“Hamas is attacking Israel’s southern sources of livelihood and their acts of eco-terrorism have not only devastated land that provides food and livelihood to our civilians, but they have also caused irreparable damage to nature preserves and dozens of species of wildlife.”