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  6/28/2012, Tammuz 8, 5772

Arabs Torch Barley Fields of Esh Kodesh


Arabs set fire, Thursday evening, to two dunams (half an acre) of barley fields in Esh Kodesh, according to the Tatzpit news agency. Esh Kodesh spokesman Aharon Katzuf told Tatzpit that members of the Binyamin-region Jewish community's first-response team who responded to the fire saw figures fleeing in the direction of the village of Kusra.

Katzuf said it took the army more than an hour to arrive, adding that the incident could have been prevented by a permanent military presence in the area. He said Arab arson damages the fields every year at this time, just ahead of the summer harvest.