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THEY MUST GO! Muslim Savages Burning Down Israel In Nationwide Arson Jihad Attacks

November 24, 2016

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'This is what coexistence looks like'

Expert on Middle East describes fire raging through his hometown of Haifa, says this is a return on city's investment in coexistence

Benny Toker, 24/11/16 16:28


With fires raging across Israel, including inside the northern coastal city of Haifa, growing numbers of Israelis believe at least some of the blazes may be intentional – the attempt by some Arabs to take advantage of the dry, windy weather to pursue war against the Jewish state by other means.

Among the proponents of this view is Dr. David Bukay, a Professor of Middle East Studies at the University of Haifa.

An expert on the Arab-Israeli conflict and a resident of one of the Haifa neighborhoods which was evacuated on Thursday, for Bukay, the fires hit a little too close to home.

In an interview to Arutz Sheva, Dr. Bukay recalled the evacuation.

"Our neighborhood is being completely torched," said Bukay, "there's no other way of describing it. We were evacuated two hours ago from the new Romema [neighborhood] to old; now both of them are ablaze and we've driven to the Hadar neighborhood. We took ourselves, the computer, some photo albums – and left everything else behind. But the important thing is that we and the children are all safe."

While Haifa, a mixed-city with a significant Arab population, has long pursued progressive policies and advocated for multi-culturalism, said Dr. Bukay, Thursday's firestorm is an illustration of what that approach is yielding for Israeli society.

"Today we saw an illustration of what we're going to get for all of the benefits that we give to the Arabs. The Haifa municipality hires Arabs in all of its operations, and the mayor things that's how we'll get peace and quiet. Today we see what ‘coexistence' means."

Given the number and timing of the fires across the city, continued, Dr. Bukay, the blazes appear to be the result of multiple Arab arsons.

"Fires were sparked in four different places across Haifa at the same time. I was worried about something like this happened since Saturday, but I hoped that it would just be a forest, but they've managed to burn down Haifa. It's just terrible, it's outrageous. Where are all the people who claim the Arabs love the Land of Israel? Look at how they've decided to burn Haifa; it's an outrage. Entire neighborhoods are going up in flames, including my own."

In response, argued Dr. Bukay, Israel must target not only the arsonists themselves, but those who have incited against Israel, including members of the Joint List party.

"The investigators will find soon enough that today's fires were started at four different locations and at the same time. Sadly, these disgusting creatures managed to burn Haifa, and I suggest arresting [Joint List MK] Ahmed Tibi, who warned after the Muezzin Law was proposed, saying that ‘Now you're gonna get it'. I have no doubt that Ahmed Tibi's words contributed to this."

"He should have been arrested, he's a dangerous man. He should be put prison, and all activities of the [Joint List] Arab party shut down. We're trying to buy them off, give billions of [shekels] to the Arab sector, as if they're some poor, disadvantaged [group], but we're the disadvantaged, not them. Today got to see what coexistence is like."


'I have no doubt that we're talking about terror'

Deputy Defense Minister Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan believes the fires currently plaguing Israel are not the result of weather conditions alone.


Deputy Defense Minister Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan told Arutz Sheva this morning that he believes the fires plaguing Israel in recent days are not the result of the weather alone. Israel has been going through a spate of strong, dry winds which are perfect for spreading fires from brush or wooded areas through carelessness or arson. The large number of fires indicates a coordinated plan of arson meant to take advantage of the dry weather conditions.

"Firefighters indicated that at least some of the fires were ignited [by people]," Ben-Dahan said. "There is no doubt that this is terror activity whose aim is to damage the State of Israel and the beautiful landscapes that it is building. They think that, in this fashion, they will scare us."

"This terror will not scare us," Ben-Dahan said. "I have no doubt that we're talking about terror. They're lighting fires next to Jewish communities which are now in danger. The authorities need to punish those who are caught accordingly - for endangering lives."


Arrests made in connection to Haifa fires

Israeli Police Chief announces that arrests have been made as tens of thousands flee their homes. Arutz Sheva Staff, כ"ג בחשון תשע"ז, 11/24/2016

Israel Police Chief Roni Alsheich held a press briefing in Haifa Thursday afternoon, updating them on the status of the ongoing investigation and revealing that arrests in the case had been made.

With more than 50,000 residents of the northern coastal area having fled their homes as fires rage in Haifa and Zichron Yaakov, Alsheich called upon residents in nearby areas to remain at home and not exacerbate traffic jams caused by the evacuations. In particular, he requested that residents of neighborhoods that have not received evacuation orders not to prematurely flee, as it may hinder the movement of people out of areas where there is an immediate danger to life.

"Everyone who lives in neighborhoods that need to be evacuated is already aware [of the orders]," the police chief added.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that eight neighborhoods across Haifa had already been evacuated.

Six separate fires are currently burning around Haifa, choking city streets with smoke.

Regarding the preliminary investigation into the fires and the possibility of a large, coordinated arson effort, Alsheich said that all efforts were being made to uncover the cause of the blazes, adding that some arrests had already been made.

"We have a special integrated investigation team that is monitoring everything that is happening across the country. I don't want to get into questions regarding where [we suspect] arson and where we do not."

"If this is [confirmed] as arson, it could be nationalistically motivated. It's certainly not just pyromania. And there have been arrests."


MK Hazan: Life imprisonment for arson terrorists

MK Oren Hazan (Likud) proposes that arson terrorists should receive life imprisonment, as they endanger many lives. Shlomo Piotrokowski, כ"ג בחשון תשע"ז, 11/24/2016
MK Oren Hazan (Likud) has proposed a bill to raise the punishment for arson terror up to life imprisonment.

Hazan explained that the wave of fires around the country is an "arson intifada" of hostile elements which he says is "more serious than the knife intifada."

"It appears that most of the fires raging around the country were caused intentionally by arsonists. They must be caught and sentenced as if they were terrorists who had perpetrated acts of terror. This is very serious because these conflagrations can cause mass deaths. We cannot relate to them with equanimity," added Hazan.

"The arsonists chose to ignite forests and trees in order to 'burn the country down'. What they didn't achieve through suicide and terror they will try and accomplish through fires."

In the last two days, a large number of wildfires have raged around the country, many of them adjacent to residential areas.

Interior Security Minister Gilad Erdan said this morning in an interview with Army Radio that evidence points to the fact that about half of the fires were the result of intentional acts of arson.


PM: Arsonists are terrorists PM says arsonists who caused wildfires around country are terrorists and will be treated as such.

Gary Willig, כ"ג בחשון תשע"ז, 11/24/2016

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that the arsonists who set many of the wildfires which have broken out across the country are terrorists.

"Every fire caused by arson, or incitement to commit arson, is terrorism for all intents and purposes, and we will bring them to justice." the Prime Minister said in a press conference Thursday.

Interior Minister Gilad Erdan said: "It's already pretty clear that some of the fires are the result of arson. As the prime minister said, this is terror by arsonists."

Erdan confirmed that several arrests have been made, but "at the moment the police are not interested in divulging further information."

Netanyahu also spoke of the efforts by Israel and other countries to help fight the fires.

"Firefighting planes from Israel and around the world are the critical component [in fighting fires]. That's why we have built the fire air squadron, and it is doing an excellent job. Countries are joining hands. But we need more help from abroad. Russia, Greece, Italy Cyprus, Croatia and Turkey have already answered the call. By midnight two additional planes Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent will be here."

60,000 people have been ordered to evacuate their homes in Haifa due to the wildfires. The damage and destruction to nature - woods, flora and forest creatures - is immeasurable at this point.


Haifa yeshiva torched by arsonists Mevaser Shalom yeshiva in Haifa destroyed as fires rage across city.

Fires continued to rage across the northern coastal city of Haifa Thursday evening, as Israeli police suggested evidence was mounting to confirm claims of arson by Israeli Arabs.

Some 60,000 residents of Haifa fled their homes on Thursday as six separate blazes torn through eight neighborhoods around the city.

Along with many private homes and businesses, at least one yeshiva has been destroyed in the firestorm.

The Mevaser Shalom hesder yeshiva was scorched Thursday afternoon, the victim of an arson attack apparently singling out the institution.

The building, which also houses a kindergarten on the first floor, was totally gutted in the blaze, but not before all students, teachers, and children in the kindergarten managed to be evacuated safely. The hesder students rushed to the kindergarten and brought out the children. By the time they had finished saving the little ones, it was too late to save the holy books that went up in flames. There are no reports of injuries.


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