On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke about the wildfires in Israel that have displaced tens of thousands of people, destroyed hundreds of homes, and devastated more than 30,000 acres of forest – and he also called attention to the fact that officials blame terrorists for setting many of the blazes:
While lamenting the destruction of property, Netanyahu said that proper preparation had prevented a loss of life. “We saved lives,” he said.
Netanyahu added that the fires, many of which officials blame on Arab arsonists, are worse than “other terror attacks.”
In all, at least 35 people have been arrested since Thursday in connection with the fires but police have not indicated how many were suspected of setting fires and how many of inciting others to do so.
Since the crisis began, Fellowship staff in Israel has been on the ground offering support to those whose lives are threatened by the fires. As Israel seeks to rebuild from this crisis, please help us continue this effort.