Southern Israeli students plant trees in rocket craters

Noa Yanai, a student at the academy, told the news outlet that planting these trees at the place where rockets fell gives her and her fellow students a sense of permanence in the area.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
May 14, 2019 08:29
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Rocket fired on the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council in southern Israel, February 27, 2017. (photo credit: SHAAR HANEGEV FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICES)

In a bid to show their strength in the face of rocket attacks, Mietarim, a pre-military academy located at in the southern kibbutz of Nahal Oz, has started an initiative to fill craters left by rockets with trees, TPS reported on Monday.


According to TPS, a lemon tree was the first to be planted in this initiative.
Noa Yanai, a student at the academy, told the news outlet that planting these trees at the place where rockets fell gives her and her fellow students a sense of permanence in the area.


“In a place where the rocket fell, evil is created," she explained. "We are conveying a message that something good is growing within this evil.”


The initiative comes following rocket attacks earlier this month, which saw some 690 rockets shot into southern Israel from the Gaza enclave. Four Israelis were killed and 234 injured during the recent flare-up.


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