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  8/29/2011, Av 29, 5771

Arsonists Set Fire to Shimon Hatzaddik Area Building

A fire was set in an empty building in the Shimon Hatzaddik neighborhood of Jerusalem Monday afternoon. An initial police investigation confirmed that the cause of the blaze was arson. No one was injured, and the fire was put out with a minimum of damage.

The building is owned by a Jewish charity group. Arabs have for years been conducting a campaign of harassment and terror against Jewish residents of the area in an effort to drive them out.