INPA ups security to prevent ‘4 Species’ thefts

05.10.2011                      07.Tischrei. 5772

Umwelt:

INPA ups security to prevent ‘4 Species’ thefts

The heightened presence of supervision and enforcement comes as part of a nationwide effort to curb damage inflicted upon the trees.

Willow, myrtle and date frond thieves beware! The Israel Nature and Parks Authority (INPA) has been increasing the presence of inspectors at many parks and nature reserves around the country in order to prevent the thievery of the Succot “Four Species,” and thatching for tabernacle roofs.
These items in their stolen form have been deemed “unkosher” by the state’s chief rabbis, the INPA announced on Monday….