Fire Intifada Update: 37 Arsonists Arrested, Police Stretched

Security services have now arrested 37 arson terrorists.  18 of them are Israeli Arabs and the rest live in “Palestinian” Arab controlled area of Judea and Samaria. The arrests come on the backdrop of the realization that the Shin Bet (Israel’s Undercover Intelligence Agency) was completely caught off-guard by the Arab terrorists.  The success of the fire terrorism in crippling Israel is something of an embarrassment for an agency known for its undercover prowess.

Security services are currently investigating 233 cases of arson in connection with the fires that have raged across Israel for nearly a week. Given the severity and scope of damage of the fire, most observers believe a change of attitude and approach is necessary in order to prevent what will most likely be an ongoing threat.

Arsonist Caught in Gush Etzion

In relation to the ongoing manhunt for squads of arson terrorists, the police reported on one of their successful operations:

“As part of police operations searching and finding suspects who were involved in setting off fires and causing the blazes, this morning nature observers and Parks Authority personnel spotted a suspect setting fire to bushes intending to start a larger fire. Police units immediately responded and began a pursuit in order to arrest the suspect. The suspect began to flee and police tracked him down and the 44 year old resident of the village of Hussan was arrested. Police operations are continuing to find suspects and make arrests and at the same time prevent further fires and danger to communities. International coordination and operations with airplanes is continuing. The Israel Police is calling upon all Arab authorities both Israeli and the Palestinian Authority to show responsibility in these days, to strongly condemn any attack which can endanger human lives and endanger communities regardless of religion, race and nationality.”

Below is the video of the successful apprehension of the arsonist:

The real challenge is not whether or not security forces are capable of stopping arsonists, but rather stress such continued operations places on police and army units whose focus may be needed elsewhere.

#IsraelBurns, Arab Arson Terrorists Caught, Now What?

“Every fire caused by arson, or incitement to commit arson, is terrorism for all intents and purposes, and we will bring them to justice,” Prime Minister Netanyahu stated today.

As of tonight it has been announced by the chief of police Ronny Alsheich that eight arabs were arrested for lighting fires all across Northern Israel.  The security services headed up by Minister Gilad Erdan admitted that at least half of the 200 fires raging across Israel were nationalistic arson attacks.  This is unprecedented.

Former MK Dr. Michael Ben-Ari stated: “Israel is at war and must send disloyal Arabs who support terrorism to other countries.”

Minister Deri has threatened to strip the arsonists of their Israeli citizenship. These are all excellent declarations, but there is a deeper point that most are missing.  After millions of dollars in damage and 85,000 evacuations we are still approaching this action in the frame of mind that these eight are ultimately the only ones to be blamed, but that is anything but the case.

There was a vast amount of Arabs inside Israel and throughout the world cheering on the fire attackers.  #IsraelBurning was the most trending hashtag in the Arab world as the fires burned away. We aren’t dealing with a few bad apples.  Radical Islam has become the norm among the Arab street and it seems it is not changing anytime soon.

Israel’s population is at edge.  It has dealt with the Oslo fiasco by first burying its collective head in the sand and only when the bombs killed enough it awoke only to fall back asleep until this past year when the Arabs came with knives. Now it is fire.


The cancer of radical Islam has been injected like some Islamized version of Nazi propaganda into the “Palestinian” Arabs.  It has poisoned the minds of millions. Goebbels would have been proud.

Despite the present day shock at the barbarity of “Palestinian” Arab culture none of this is a surprise.  The Oslo accords invited arch murderer and the father of modern terrorism Yasser Arafat into the heartland of Israel and placed him over the “Palestinian” clans.  He murdered off the moderate leadership and over the course of a decade and a half filled the minds of the Arab youth with seering hate towards Jews. He was KGB trained and given money by succesive  American administrations. All of what we are witnessing is an outgrowth of both the American and Israeli governments giving Arafat and his underlings a pass.

It is not enough that these eight arsonists are put in jail forever. The Arab Street, led by their leaders must be put in their place. Only an Israeli leadership that is capable of seeing these attacks as an extension of Palestinian Arab society will be able to prevent the next round. If not the attackers have proven that fire may be the ultimate weapon in destroying the State of Israel.

Haifa is a mixed Jewish and Arab city.  It has always prided itself on mutual respect.  The fires may not destroy that, but the ability for Israelis to continuously put up with Arab culture encouraging these acts of violence and terrorism is quickly coming to a close.  What’s next may not be as friendly for those who seek to destroy the Jewish State.


BREAKING NEWS: Arabs Start the Fire Intifada and Engulf Israel in Flames

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.

Map of Affected Areas Courtesy of Stand With Us/Gary Rozenman
Map of Affected Areas Courtesy of Stand With Us/Gary Rozenman

Video below from Haifa shows just how massive the fire is there:

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:


The damage from the fires have even drawn the ire of an unlikely source “Palestinian” activists. Albeit from their own perspective.


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.