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The damage was estimated in the tens of thousands of dollars; the loss of the wheat harvest so close to the harvest has cost the farmers – and the state – dearly.
“It will not break us and we will continue to work our lands up to the last meter."
The Be’eri Forest fire had begun burning out of control early on, and raged for some six hours, according to local sources.
The burning kite ignited a blaze in an agricultural field in the Gaza Belt area.
"He's so connected to the community. He is a strong part of the minyan, a very religious, really hard-working guy."
When the rabbi returned with water bottles to check on his congregants he discovered that two families had already lost their homes to the flames.
Firefighters and Jerusalem Police were able to quickly bring the fire under control.
Police and security forces operated in the area along with firefighting crews as well.
Officials are now looking into the cause of the rash of fires around the country.
It's not yet clear what started the fires in so many different locations on Sunday, but it has been especially hot and dry in Israel for the past week or more.
It took hours to bring the flames under control and prevent the fire from reaching the weapons storage facilities.
"This is not the first time that Arabs have damaged the door leading from the street to the compound."
Many homes were burned down in the pyro-terrorist attacks.
The alleged arsonist, an elderly man who was mentally ill, said he hadn't intended to kill anyone.
The terrorist was badly wounded but remained conscious and was treated at the scene. A Carlo Gustav submachine gun was found in his car.
The suspects were arrested for stoning, firebombing and pipe bomb attacks on Israeli drivers.