Friday, September 12, 2008
Kibbutz Kfar Giladi: Once Pure-Soul Pioneers, Now Polluters of the Earth
Kibbutz Kfar Giladi in the Galilee is one of the first Jewish settlement in Israel, a model of the reborn Hebrew man, living in a just society without money nor private property. Yesterday, the Palestinian Chief Justice of the Galilee sentenced them to pay 250,000 shekel penalty for contaminating the Ayun River. He wrote that "the kibbutz's economic considerations (aka greediness) made it disregard the long term environmental damage it was causing (by allowing its compost site to leak into the river). The circumstance that the kibbutz was undergoing economic difficulties does not gives it a free hand to commit crimes against the environment."