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Terrorism Suspected in Massive Wildfires in Northern Israel

destroyed home in Haifa Shai Hartov

Arson is the suspected cause of many of the massive wildfires that recently spread across northern Israel. Hundreds of homes were destroyed and some 70,000 people were forced to evacuate Haifa, Israel’s third-largest city. At least 13 people have been arrested for suspected arson.

Also this week in Israel in the News:

  • The Fellowship immediately responded to Israel’s wildfires by launching an emergency telephone hotline for residents in the affected areas, and providing food vouchers and other critical aid.
  • The Israeli Air Force (IAF) killed four militants associated with ISIS this week after the militants opened fire at an Israeli patrol in the Golan Heights near the Syrian border.
  • In a keynote address at the Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was “hopeful as never before” for improved relations with Israel’s Arab neighbors.
  • This month, Israel will take delivery of American-made F-35 fighter jets, the most advanced fighter in the world and the most expensive weapons system in military history.

This week’s Israel in the News Perspective features The Fellowship’s Yonit Rothchild on finding hope amid the charred ruins of the recent wildfires.

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