Hundreds of acres of valuable crops and rare woodland vegetation have been destroyed in huge fires ignited by Palestinian kites tossed across the border from Gaza in recent weeks. Molotov cocktails are sometimes attached before the kites are set alight. The damage of four to five flaming kites a day, landing on the fields of kibbutz and other farms in areas abutting the Gaza border, is multiplied by the hot, dry windy weather (33 degrees Centigrade). Vegetation reduced to ashes will take decades to grow back. Trigger-happy Palestinian rioters sometimes shoot at the firemen fighting the huge blazes. Hamas’ Great March of Return goes into its sixth week this Friday with dwindling numbers, while they congratulate themselves on the success of their low-tech toy weapon. The IDF is working on a solution. The government is meanwhile paying out millions of shekels to farmers for lost crops including barley and wheat which were ready for harvest.