Ramot residents angry over ‘helter skelter’ tree thinning

19.07.2012                      29.Tammus. 5772                      Jom Kippur Katan

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Ramot residents angry over ‘helter skelter’ tree thinning

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Residents of Jerusalem’s Ramot neighborhood are furious with Fire and Rescue Services and Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund over the destruction of large swathes of the Ramot forest, which was thinned in order to protect homes against brush fires. The Jerusalem District Court will hear their petition for an injunction to stop the tree thinning on Thursday morning….