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PLO Katyusha Rockets Set Fire to Northern Galilee Forests

July 24, 1981
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Widespread forest fires are currently raging at several points in forests of the Jewish National Fund in northern Galilee as a result of recent heavy Palestine Liberation Organization rocket attacks. Close to 100,000 trees, covering almost 200 acres have been destroyed in recent days, according to the JNF forestry department.

The forest fires have been breaking out along Israel’s northern Galilee border as fighting between Israeli forces and PLO terrorist organizations continues in the Lebanon area.

JNF workers in northern Israel, in cooperation with Israeli fire-fighting forces and spotter planes are on duty round the clock in an all-out effort to extinguish the flames. Their progress is being impeded by the rough, mountainous terrain of the region. Most of the forests now being destroyed were planted by residents of the area’s settlements 30 years ago.

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