The IDF spokeperson’s blog reports on a new Israeli Defense Force strategic initiative to protect Israeli homes and civilians from war criminal rocket fire from Arabs of the Gaza Strip into Jewish civilian areas (including farms, schools, kindergartens, medical facilities, and homes…all classified as war crimes by the Geneva Convention).
The new strategic initiative?
"Launching the Strategic Security Forestation Project in Towns Surrounding the Gaza Strip".
The speaker, GOC Southern Command, Maj. Gen. Tal Russo, said of it: “…I was born into the strategic security forestation in the Hula Valley, which was then used to defend from Syrian shelling. ... The project …allows us to upgrade our mission of defending the southern communities with environmental benefits.”
In 5 years when these trees have grown they would help someone from being observed and targeted by SHELLING…but the enemy is using Google Maps and randomly targeting buildings without observation.
Perhaps the army is planning on the blessings of divine protection and providing trees to act such as the Holy Ceder of Safed (which ate a Katyusha during the Lebanon 2 war).
Or perhaps as we say tehillim (psalms) to Hashem the army has become infiltrated with druids and environmentalists who hold that the trees themselves will rise up and protect us.
Trees and forestation are a wonderful idea. Many benefits for the environment and nation. And strengthening the environment does have a long term national strength benefit.
But defending against rocket attack??? I don’t get it.
Some rely upon chariots and some upon horses (and trees???), but we rely upon and call out in the name of Hashem.