Netanyahu mulls international aid plea as fires force thousands from their homes – More than 5,000 evacuated from homes in Nof Hagalil near Nazareth, thousands more forced to flee as 250 wildfires sparked by heatwave hit communities across Israel, West Bank | Timesofisrael
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday held urgent consultations as thousands of people were evacuated from their homes as wildfires raged across the country, saying that he would call for international assistance if the situation deteriorated.
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„...Simchi said investigators were now starting to probe the cause of the fires, “We believe that most will be found to have been caused by human factors, we don’t yet know if it was negligence or deliberate,” he said, noting that Israel does not suffer from frequent lightning strikes.
The Ynet news site quoted unnamed security officials as saying that there was concern some of the fires in the West Bank may have been deliberately started by Palestinians. Palestinian arson was widely blamed for many of the fires in 2016, but ultimately no one was prosecuted for nationalistically-motivated arson....“