Fires across southern Israel — fires started by incendiary kites and balloons launched by Gazan terrorists — have destroyed countless acres of the Holy Land. But, as we who stand for Israel would imagine, Israelis are not standing idly by while their homeland burns. Ynet News' Matan Tzuri tells us about the group of volounteer firefighters, students, and farmers who have left everything in order to protect their home:
Rami Gold, from Kibbutz Be’eri located in the Gaza border region, has no competitors. Riding on his ATV, with an attached water tanker, he arrives first to every fire in the region caused by incendiary kites flown from Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.
"Sometimes firefighting crews arrive after I’ve already put out the fire," he says, laughing. "I tell them 'Everything is under control. Go look for another fire.’"
Rami is not alone, however. Together with a team of volunteers that he established in the kibbutz, he and his friends fight the arson terror and rush towards any cloud of smoke in the area that raises their suspicion.
In order to deal with the kites and balloons terror, which the Gaza border communities have been suffering from for months, the residents of Be'eri—the territories of which have recorded the largest number of fires in the region—decided to do something about it. Their solution is to guard and observe the area doing shifts in order to assist firefighting crews to put out the flames...