FOREST fires which swept large areas in the mountains near Jerusalem last week may have been started deliberately, fire investigators believe.
“We did not see any lightning in the skies — and we will see whether it was arson,” said Fire and Rescue Commissioner Dedi Simchi.
In a TV interview, he said that there were two starting points to the fires in the Neve Ilan area, around 11 miles from Jerusalem, that were “seemingly man-made”.
Setting forest fires is a common form of Palestinian “resistance”.
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