Two Palestinian Authority Arab workers died and two other workers were injured early Tuesday in a moshav fire near Latrun.
The fire, which took place in a metal workshop at Beit Nechemia, did not pose a threat to any other property in the area and was quickly extinguished by firefighters.
Both of those who died in the blaze were present at the moshav illegally, according to initial data from Israel Police investigators. One of the injured broke both his legs jumping out the window to escape the fire. A second was treated at the hospital for smoke inhalation.
The owner of the workshop was arrested, as was the man who employed the illegal workers.