According to the investigation by local fire departments, the two forest fires that broke out on Thursday in Gita Village in the Galil and the Zitan village which is near the airport were the result of arson reports Kan News.
According to Tefsar Nizar Faras, the fire marshall of the northern district, the fire was caused by a person and started early in the morning but spread “very very quickly.”
Faras added that although the summer has ended, this particular time of year is extremely dangerous regarding the susceptibility of brush fires. Other brush fires broke out around Jerusalem – in Har Adar and Abu Ghosh. However, the fires were stopped before they could reach any of the homes.
Forest fires also broke out between the northern Arab villages of Kabul and Tamra.