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Blazes in Jerusalem Vicinity Lit By Terrorists

Arson in Jerusalem

Photo Credit: Eliyahu Rosenberg / Tazpit News Agency

JERUSALEM – Two massive fires broke out yesterday (Jun. 17) in the Jerusalem area, one in the Gilo neighborhood and one near Abu-Gosh, on the main route between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

The fire in Abu Gosh shut down of highway 1 between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv for several hours, as 27 firefighter teams, using air support from six planes, worked to extinguish the raging blaze.

In Gilo, a fire was set to a large and wooded park in the neighborhood. Residents in the vicinity were evacuated from their homes. 17 teams, including reinforcements from Gush Etzion, worked to overcome the fire. While the teams were fighting the fire they noticed that new points of fire began to burn, surrounding them and endangering them. 25 acres of woods were destroyed together with the wildlife. No injuries were reported.

Fire investigators on the scene confirmed that the blaze was intentionally ignited, probably as in act of terror.

Another fire was lit simultaneously near Neve Michael, in the Ela Valley. 55 acres of brush and wildlife were consumed by the flames.

On Monday Arab terrorists set fire near the fence of the community of Beit El. An initial investigation shows that they used a burning tire to start the fire and possibly threw a Molotov cocktail as well.

Terror by fire is a well known phenomenon in Israel, as terrorists utilize the hot and dry weather to cause damage, destroy property and endanger lives.

About the Author: Aryeh Savir is director of the International division of Tazpit News Agency.


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8 Responses to “Blazes in Jerusalem Vicinity Lit By Terrorists”

  1. John Dyer says:

    terrorist ****ing PIGS

  2. Donna Silver says:

    ISRAEL SHOULD SET GAZA ON FIRE AND NOT PUT OUT THE FIRE … THEN THEY WILL NOT DO IT AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!! DO THE SAME TO THEM AS THEY DO UNTO YOU ISRAEL !!!!!! IT IS THE ONLY THING THEY UNDERSTAND !!!!!!!! BURN GAZA !!!!!!!!! EVEN RAMALLAH IF YOU HAVE TO !!!!!!!! ENOUGH TOLERANCE ISRAEL ENOUGH TOLERANCE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ACT NOW ISRAEL BURN GAZA

  3. The world will say nothing about the fires set by Arab terrorists ,but If Jews retaliate with fire,the entire world will condemn Israel. Donna,don't you know the rules?? Jews are not supposed to fight back.

  4. when are we going to get rid of the Arabs before they kill us all.

  5. God will restore it all better than before!! God is amazing and will always bless Israel!

  6. yes we know the rules and it's abt time we say to hell with the rules, I bet the world doesen't even know of the fire, cut the water and the electricity close all check points completly don't allowe any arabs in Israel till the boys are back safe

  7. Alison Frutkin Vallocchia says:

    time to close borders and throw out terrorits from inside israel

  8. Alison Frutkin Vallocchia says:

    I just read a post from Rabbi Mizrachi telling us Jews to all shut up and "be quite." I am appalled. We need to learn from our past and fight back.

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