Wednesday, December 26, 2007
My wastewater reuse project in the Shomron (Samaria) has encountered a pityless, unrelenting, ferocious enemy: savage, feral, wild gazelles. They devored the eucalyptus trees we had planted and irrigated so carefully. At first, we thought of the habitual suspects, Palestinian goats, but it appears that the terrorists are wild herbivores that roam the Shomron and will not hesitate to harm the Zionist enterprise in its historical homeland. Those were expensive, genetically engineered, industrial wood eucalyptus trees, a very promising economic project. Now we have to think of an electric fence, to keep wildlife out of our plantation. On the pic we see (maybe) ancient (2500 years old) stone terraces and a carob tree whose life was pardoned by the agriculturalist. The lower pic show the ampliation of the industrial area. The plans call for hundreds of new factories in the site, even if the existing plants are suffering from severe lack of manpower.