Two hundred thirty fires are raging across Israel, as Greece and Croatia are sending tanker planes to assist in putting out the fires, with Cyprus, Italy and Russia to send planes tomorrow. Authorities are calling it possible terrorism, as many of the fires appear to be intentionally set.
WILDFIRES – TERROR
– 230 fires across Israel
– 21 treated for smoke inhalation
– Security heightened
– Help from foreign countries requested pic.twitter.com/J9Yl9q0v1i
— Israel News Feed (@IsraelHatzolah) November 23, 2016
JUST IN: Police suspect latest massive forest fires in multiple areas in Israel was terror related.
— Israel News Feed (@IsraelHatzolah) November 22, 2016
Prime Minister Netanyahu requested the help from other nations. Four people have been detained in the investigation thus far.
Firefighters have been battling the blazes for 36 hours in whipping winds that may not die down for some time. Rain is not expected for another week. Hundreds of people have been evacuated, and at least 10 homes destroyed.
Magen David Adom paramedics have geared up for more as many have been treated for smoke inhalation. Two people so far have been injured.
“Due to weather conditions and fear of fires MDA teams have deployed reinforcements to risk centers around the country, and are prepared to respond to when needed.” Magen David Adom
After MDA issued that statement, fires broke out on the West Bank, Galilee, Nahariyah and the Jerusalem hills.
Is this the new face of terrorist activity in the Middle East? Their nation has increased security around the country. Though at least a few of the fires were likely unintentional, many are considered arson.
Aerial footage from Israeli police shows thick clouds of smoke from fire near Nataf. pic.twitter.com/f0GK5GvtEb
— Jessi Satin (@JessSatin) November 23, 2016
TERROR FIRES: 2 kindling preparations were found by Border Police at the Hazorea forest in Northern Israel, 20… https://t.co/Tsz2iJcaY1
— Behind The News (@Behind__News) November 23, 2016
— Kirsten Stauffenberg (@kirstenstauffe1) November 23, 2016
Zichron Yaakov, Gilon fires under control; police up patrols amid arson fears https://t.co/TysX9Yl6vq
— The Times of Israel (@TimesofIsrael) November 23, 2016
Muslims on Twitter found this whole thing exceedingly funny.
Israel is burning down ???????? 220 fires eating it up.
— علياء وهبه (@aliaa_wahba) November 23, 2016
israel fires ????✌????️
— مشعل (@mish3al_0000) November 23, 2016
Continuous fires in the jungles NW of Occupied J’slm area. Israel has not yet been able to control it. There has been 220 fires in area 2day pic.twitter.com/viHLPr6kmv
— Abbs Winston (@AbbsWinston) November 23, 2016