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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Two Arab youths arrested for setting fires on Mount Scopus

Maariv (and Palestine Today) report that two Arab youths were arrested for setting recent fires on Mount Scopus near Hadassah Hospital and an army base.

The youths were from Issawiya. One of the youths confessed and implicated the other.

13 soldiers were treated for smoke inhalation for that fire last Sunday.

There have been a series of hundreds of suspected arson fires around Jerusalem over the past month, and Arabs are suspected of setting many of them.

There were reports that the deadly Carmel fire last year was also purposefully set by Arab arsonists.

It appears that this is a new form of "resistance" where Arabs are purposefully setting fires in the land they supposedly love so much, exhausting Israeli fire and emergency forces.