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December 8, 2016 / 8 Kislev, 5777

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Yeshiva Caught Flames From Brush Fire in Jerusalem

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

A yeshiva in Jerusalem burned Tuesday night, allegedly after flames from a nearby brush fire spread to the building

Four teams of firefighters worked through the night to extinguish the blaze, Israel Radio reported.

It is not clear whether anyone was trapped in the building, but no physical injuries were reported in the aftermath of the fire.

It is also unclear how the brush fire got started. An investigation is underway.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Neve Tzuf (Halamish) Aerial View After the Fires

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

An aerial view of Neve Tzuf (Halamish) after it was hit by pyroterrorism on November 24, 2016.

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Terror Attacks Vary in Style But Continue Across Israel

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Terror attacks are varying in style and method but are continuing in frequency across the Jewish State.

Police report a stun grenade was thrown by unidentified attackers at a car in the quiet Gush Dan town of Kiryat Ono. The attacker in the vehicle from which the grenade was thrown managed to escape, police said. No one was physically injured in the attack, but no details were made available about the condition of the targeted vehicle, and the motive is unclear.

An Egged bus went up in flames at mid-afternoon Monday at the Beit Yehoshua train station, located near Netanya and Herzliya. The cause of the blaze is unknown.

About five minutes earlier, Israel Police responded to disturbances by stone-throwing terrorists in the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Shuafat. Police fired stun grenades and tear gas in order to get the mob under control.

In the late afternoon hours, terrorists hurled rocks at two Israeli buses on the road between Efrat and the “T-junction,” about 10 minutes south of Jerusalem. In one of the incidents, the windshield of the bus was smashed.

Earlier in the day, terrorists hurled stones at a car and at Israeli security forces on the same road, in the same place. No injuries reported.

An Israeli public bus came under a stoning attack Monday evening on Route 264, near the Bedouin city of Rahat in southern Israel. None of the passengers were physically injured but there were no details made available about the status of the bus.

Arab terrorists from the Palestinian Authority also attacked an IDF observation post Monday night near the Jewish community of Ofra, in Samaria. No one was physically injured in the attack, according to local sources. The attackers fled the scene and managed to escape towards the Arab village of Silwad.

Hana Levi Julian

Torah Scroll Torched in Jerusalem’s Har Nof Neighborhood

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

In Jerusalem, fire and rescue personnel were summoned to a fire in a building late Monday night on Rehov HaKablan.

After searching the building, the firefighters were horrified to discover a Torah scroll that had been torched.

It’s not clear who made the call to firefighters, and the Torah does not appear to have been found in a synagogue, raising further questions.

The incident is under investigation, officials said.

This is a developing story.

Hana Levi Julian

Sunday’s Fires Being Brought Under Control

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

Six firefighting teams battled flames early Sunday evening at a carpentry shop in Rishon Lezion.

Firefighters reportedly were able to get the blaze under control within a short period of time, according to Walla! News. No physical injuries were reported in the fire. The cause of the blaze is not yet clear.

Israel Railways announced Sunday evening that service between Hadera and Binyamina has resumed, pending approval by Israeli security forces.

Rail service had been interrupted earlier in the day due to a fire in Pardes Hanna in the late afternoon hours.

A brush fire also broke out in the afternoon hours in Jerusalem’s French Hill neighborhood as well but was also later brought under control.

Hana Levi Julian

Four Cars Burn Up in Ashkelon [video]

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

Four cars went on fire in a parking lot at the Silber junction near Ashkelon, located near a shopping center.

The fire department arrived and put out the fires.

Police are investigating the cause.

Unlike in the movies, it appears that cars do not blow up when they go completely on fire, though the tires do explode.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Israel On Fire: By the Numbers

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

By Andrew Friedman/TPS

Since the current wave of fires began last week:

More than 75,000 people have been evacuated from their homes

Approximately 600 people have not been allowed to return home

Approximately 41,000 dunams (10,131 acres) have been burned

More than 1,800 homes have been damaged, in 14 regional councils

More than 1,600 Israeli firefighters have taken part in battling the fires

More than 100 foreign firefighters have taken part in fighting the fires, including 69 from Cyprus, 30 from the United States and 24 from the Palestinian Authority

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

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