Arson suspected in woodland fires outside Jerusalem

Three fires in less than a week have consumed more than 100 hectares of natural woodland in and around Ma’ale HaHamisha kibbutz outside Jerusalem. Seventeen teams of firefighters and four aircraft were called out Saturday to fight the flames before they reached kibbutz buildings. They found evidence of Molotov bombs in all the fires and suspect they were thrown over the fence from the neighboring Palestinian village.

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