(HONEST REPORTING) – Between May and July 2021, Palestinian rioters from the West Bank town of Beita burned over 70,000 tires, severely damaging the environment and posing a serious health threat for West Bank residents – Arabs and Jews alike.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, burning tires break down into hazardous materials including gases and heavy metals. They can burn for months, constantly generating unhealthy smoke. Furthermore, on average, burning just one passenger car tire produces over two gallons (7.6 liters) of toxic oil runoff, inevitably contaminating soil and groundwater.
By creating harmful smoke clouds, in addition to employing so-called “night confusion” tactics – first developed by terror groups in the Gaza Strip – Palestinians try to drive out residents of nearby Jewish communities. For the last few months, their intensifying efforts have focused on Evyatar, a newly established but highly contested outpost in the Samaria region of the West Bank.
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