What was thought to be accidental is now confirmed to be so widespread that nationalistically motivated arsonists are setting fires around the Land of Israel. There has always been a warning that Arab terrorists would resort to a “burn it all down” strategy and now we are seeing it.
Video below from Haifa shows just how massive the fire is there:
#BREAKING|State of #Emergency declared in #Haifa #Israel due to massive #fires. Residents evacuate. Building on fire pic.twitter.com/Usqt1bQpFz
— BreakingNews (@BreakingNLive) November 24, 2016
In a quick response MK Oren Hazan has proposed a bill to raise the level of punishment for arson terror to life imprisonment.
“It appears that most of the fires raging around the country were caused intentionally by arsonists. They must be caught and sentenced as if they were terrorists who had perpetrated acts of terror. This is very serious because these conflagrations can cause mass deaths. We cannot relate to them with equanimity,” Hazan said. “The arsonists chose to ignite forests and trees in order to ‘burn the country down’. What they didn’t achieve through suicide and terror they will try and accomplish through fires.”
One update from Haifa says the following:
HAIFA ON FIRE:
– Thousands evacuated
– Dozens treated for inhalation
– 12 firefighting planes o/s
– Terror related
– Prison now evacuating pic.twitter.com/RsePDRpQnX
— Israel News Feed (@IsraelHatzolah) November 24, 2016
The damage from the fires have even drawn the ire of an unlikely source “Palestinian” activists. Albeit from their own perspective.
The fire is not destroying israel, it’s destroying Palestine, this is not something to be happy about, that’s our land up in flames
— ????????فلسطين???????? (@_PalestinePics) November 24, 2016
Yet the above seems to be not in line wit the multitudes on the ARab Street celebrating the fires.
See a list of more fire related Arab celebrations here.