Thousands evacuated as fires continue to rage and spread across Israel

Fires ongoing since Tuesday, spreads to Haifa Thursday; Arab-Israeli arson main continued cause of fires; Greece, Croatia and Russia send firefighting planes.
Israel continues to be affected by massive fires that continue to spread, thousands of Israelis made to evacuate their homes Wednesday and Thursday.
There have been over 250 fires since earlier this week, with 90% of the fires arson attacks fueled by Arab-Israelis. The fires are raging due to dry weather and heat waves over the past few weeks.
Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan stated on Thursday morning that over 50% of the fires have been caused by repeated arson, stating “I know for a fact that they tried to set fire to the department’s station in Haifa deliberately to cause the Haifa fire department to be paralyzed.”…. [read more]

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