This past year, the latest method of terror used by Hamas and other terrorist groups in Gaza has been to send incendiary devices into Israel, where they have destroyed countless acres of farmland and natural habitats. But Ynet News' Matan Tzuri tells us the story of Yassin Abu Sidra, a lookout who stands atop a tower on the Gaza border, watching for such attacks, sending firefighters to the scene of any fire, and stopping blazes from spreading:
Yassin Abu Sidra, 24, stands at the top of an 18-meters-high tower on the border of the Gaza Strip, near Kibbutz Be'eri, and scans the area from morning till nightfall looking for fires.
Since the Palestinians began flying incendiary balloons and kites into Israel some seven months ago, this has been his mission.
Abu Sidra, a lookout for Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (KKL), is the first to spot the incendiary balloons and kites and helps preventing the fire from spreading by sending firefighting forces to the scene.
This job requires him to constantly be on alert. In recent months, he hasn't had a moment's rest. From the top of the observation tower he can see the Be'eri Forest, the Kissufim Forest, the Shokeda Forest and the farmland of the Israeli communities by the border.
He has already spotted hundreds of incendiary balloons and kites and directed firefighting forces to where they landed...