B’chasdei Hashem: No Loss Of Life Despite Much Destruction In Fires Throughout Israel

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1The damage and destruction resulting from the fires around Israel whether they be the result of Arab arson terrorism or not, have resulted in the destruction of hundreds of homes, damaging thousands of others and the destruction of tens of thousands of dunam of forestry land around the country. Keren Kayemet L’Yisrael is reporting 41,000 dunam of forestry, about 10,250 acres.

What must not be ignored is B’chasdei Hashem, there has been no loss of life! Of the hundreds of people treated and released or hospitalized for smoke inhalation, all except one was listed in light condition. The one exception was a person in moderate condition.

Fire inspectors, police and other experts are operating to determine the cause of fires as the Shin Bet uses intelligence and other measures to track down suspects, Arabs who may have decided to take advantage of the weather, strong winds and dry conditions using arson as they latest low-tech but effective weapon R”L.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)