Due to fires caused by Hizbullah-fired Katyusha missiles, thousands of acres of forest were destroyed across northern Israel. Arutz-7 photojournalist Josh Shamsi surveyed the damage this week.

A forest completely burned by high-temperature fires. The trees are dead and need to be cut down.
A burned bush was completely consumed by the fire.
The charred remains of young trees.
A forested hillside returns to its barren pre-state state.
Even though only the trunk was burned from the severe heat of the brush-fire, the entire tree is now dead and must be cut down.
Burned forest near Kiryat Shemona.
Like the history of the Jewish people, out of the ashes sprouts life.


(Photos: Josh Shamsi, Arutz-7 Photojounalist)