Report: Police investigation of Mevo Modi'im arson 'problematic'

'No question' Mevo Modi'im fire was arson, but police refuse to admit it,' source says.Yehonatan Gottlieb, 8/21/2019, 11:10 AM

Israel bans fires in open areas throughout summer

Order from Fire and Rescue Services bans fires, bonfires, welding, in and around plants and populated areas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/29/2019, 10:43 AM

Residents of Samaria community cannot return home due to fire

Due to air pollution, damage to infrastructure caused by fire, evacuated residents cannot return. Firefighters battling another 10 fires.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/17/2019, 7:50 PM

Civil Administration stops waste fires in western Samaria

After request by Samaria Council head, Civil Administration ends garbage fires near Ma'aleh Shomron. 'Clean air - right of every person.'Orli Harari, 7/8/2019, 8:32 PM

Large fire rages near Jerusalem

Firefighters working to control major fire on outskirts of Jerusalem. Another fire at the entrance to the city has been subdued.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/4/2019, 7:12 PM

Special session to discuss compensation for fire victims

Prime Minister's Office to old meeting to discuss long-term compensation for those who lost homes to fires in Mevo Modi'im, Kibbutz Harel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/3/2019, 2:48 PM

Photos: This is Ben Shemen Forest, ravaged by fire

Photographer Kobi Richter shows the world what remains of Ben Shemen Forest, Mevo Modi'im, after suspected arsonists burn them down.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/27/2019, 1:08 PM

Free IDs, documents for those whose houses burned

Interior Minister offers new documents to families who lost everything in recent fires.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/27/2019, 11:39 AM

'I left the house with my guitar and came back to ashes'

Musician Yisrael Portnoy tells Arutz Sheva about being evacuated from Mevo Modi'im and learning his home had been reduced to ashes.Yoni Kempinski, 5/26/2019, 7:30 PM

Over 1,000 fires extinguished throughout Israel

National Fire and Rescue Services says firestorm crisis is over. Fires caused by electric cables, Lag B'Omer bonfires, and arson.Marcy Oster/JTA, 5/26/2019, 6:28 PM

Watch: Mevo Modi'im residents search in the rubble for memories

They escaped with their lives but lost their homes. 'It's an honor to be part of this nation. We've received an outpouring of love.'Yoni Kempinski, 5/26/2019, 4:37 PM

PM: 'Heart-rending' to see people left homeless by firestorm

Netanyahu offers thanks to foreign countries which aided Israel during firestorm, says he's tracking rebuilding of homes destroyed in fires.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/26/2019, 2:05 PM

Planes from Cyprus help extinguish fires in Israel

Delegation from Cyprus including firefighting planes lands at Tel-Nof Base.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 5/24/2019, 8:26 PM

Police arrest Arab arsonist in Jerusalem

Lookouts document Arab setting fire to several Jerusalem locations. KKL: Ben Shemen fire may have been arson.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/24/2019, 5:41 PM

Iconic memorial woods for Holocaust victims ravaged by fire

Fires consume iconic Jerusalem-area memorial woods planted decades ago for Polish Holocaust victims.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 5/24/2019, 4:53 PM

Two of the fires were caused by electrical issues

Fires in Harel, Karmiya, caused by electrical issues, fire in 'Carlebach town' still being investigated.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/24/2019, 2:59 PM

16 homes destroyed, thousands evacuated as firestorms rage on

'Massive damage' as fires continue to burn uncontrolled in central Israel, destroying homes and forcing mass evacuations.David Rosenberg, 5/23/2019, 9:42 PM

Incendiary balloons are back: Wave of fires in Gaza envelope

At least 3 fires caused by incendiary balloons break out in Israeli agricultural areas on Gaza border. Firefighters act at the scene.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/16/2019, 2:57 PM

Watch: Fires in Gaza Envelope

Rioters from Gaza launch Molotov Cocktails into Israel, starting fires in five locations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/15/2019, 6:09 PM

Old batteries spark fire in Jerusalem apartment

In a Purim miracle, a family's home goes up in flames as they spend the night at grandma's.Eliran Aharon, 3/19/2019, 2:56 PM

State Comptroller warns of 'death trap' high-rise buildings

Comptroller finds major deficiencies in report on authorities' readiness for large-scale fires such as the 2016 arson attacks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/2/2018, 7:11 PM

Israeli machine that pulls water out of air sent to California

Israeli-made water generators sent to northern California to provide water to firefighters, search and rescue teams.JTA, 11/26/2018, 9:17 AM

Balloon terror: 12 fires in Gaza envelope

Firefighters work to extinguish fires in Gaza region caused by incendiary terror. All fires have been contained.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/25/2018, 10:59 PM

'Terror kites' spark 11 fires in southern Israel

Forested areas burned by kite terror attacks now larger than areas burned during 2014 Hamas rocket attacks.Gary Willig, 6/10/2018, 8:53 PM

Arab kite terror blamed for some of the fires currently raging

Incendiary kites from Gaza and a heat wave blamed for numerous wildfires countrywide.Gil Ronen, 5/18/2018, 4:11 PM

Residents evacuated, extensive damage after wave of fires

Fires rage across Israel, leading to destruction of hundreds of acres at southern nature reserve and evacuation of central residents.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/18/2018, 2:18 PM

Watch: Gazans fake injuries of women and children

Dozens of rioters infiltrate Gaza border crossing, lighting a fire and damaging goods intended for Gaza's citizens.Uzi Baruch, 5/5/2018, 9:21 PM

494 acres burned, firefighters working to extinguish flames

Firefighters work to extinguish Jerusalem fire, warn public to keep away from area.Ido Ben Porat, 10/27/2017, 8:59 AM

Watch: Firefighting planes battle Petah Tikva blazes

Two fires in central Israeli city cause evacuation of preschools, community center, factories, and homes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/19/2017, 8:52 AM

Planting the new and replanting the old

Tu B'Shvat project calls for replanting of over 10,000 fruit trees destroyed in recent arson fires and forest fires.Shmuel Sackett, 2/8/2017, 5:59 PM

Campaign launched to sponsor families affected by fires

Journalist David Bedein launches campaign for synagogues around the world to sponsor Israeli families who lost their homes to recent fires.Gary Willig, 12/6/2016, 4:59 PM

Odeh wants Netanyahu investigated for 'incitement'

Joint List head says the party will ask that the Prime Minister be investigated for incitement after saying recent fires were Arab arson.Elad Benari, 12/6/2016, 5:44 AM

Likud MK: These clerks are insolent

Interior Committee Head Dudi Amsalem said clerks from relevant offices have not shown up to discuss aiding those whose homes burned down.Hezki Baruch, 12/4/2016, 4:02 PM

Chabad on Campus raises money to help fire victims

Chabad on Campus has launched an initiative to raise money to support areas damaged in the fires which raged across Israel last week.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/1/2016, 5:26 PM

Watch: Bar Mitzvah celebration in fire-ravaged community

Nevo Reisman of Neve Tzuf was to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah on Saturday, but the fire changed the plans. The event was held Tuesday.Yoni Kempinski, 11/30/2016, 3:42 AM

'Thank you to all foreign firefighters who helped battle blazes'

Minister Erdan praised the domestic and foreign firefighters who battled the fires around the country last week for preventing loss of life.Yissachar Ruas, 11/29/2016, 10:35 PM

Rabbi: Couples whose ketubas burned cannnot live together

The chief rabbi of Zichron Yaakov said couples whose ketubas were destroyed in the blazes cannot live together until they draw up a new one.JTA, 11/29/2016, 6:30 PM

One week later: Firefighters resume normal work routine

Fire and Rescue Commission lifts state of emergency, firefighters to resume normal work as of Tuesday.Ben Ariel, 11/29/2016, 12:08 AM

'Tibi incited arson terror'

Yisrael Beytenu faction chairman MK Robert Ilatov said MK Ahmed Tibi incited last week's fires in an interview with Hezbollah TV station.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/28/2016, 5:43 PM

Jewish Agency to provide aid to fire victims

Jewish Agency for Israel to provide immediate financial assistance to families across Israel who cannot return to their homes.Ben Ariel, 11/28/2016, 4:45 AM

Rivlin thanks Erdogan for firefighting assistance

President Rivlin speaks with Turkish counterpart, thanks him for his country's assistance during the recent wave of fires.Elad Benari, 11/28/2016, 1:09 AM

A world of art lost forever to the fire

Artist Yoram Raanan lost decades of artwork when a fire burned down his studio.Eliran Aharon, 11/27/2016, 10:28 PM

MK Tibi refuses to call arson attacks 'terrorism'

MK Ahmed Tibi says arsonists harm all Israelis, including Arabs, but refuses to call arson terrorism.Shimon Cohen, 11/27/2016, 10:12 PM

Rain could cause problems after fires

Expert on forest fires warns that rainwater could cause severe pollution in urban areas where there is much ash and debris from fires.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/27/2016, 8:37 PM

'This monster tried to burn down the entire village'

Public Security Minister says terrorist tried to burn down Halamish; praises firefighters, police, and volunteers as heroes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/27/2016, 4:02 PM

Residents affected by fires to receive 2,500 shekels

Kahlon announces that residents who lost their homes in fires will receive an initial compensation of 2,500 shekels per person.Elad Benari, 11/27/2016, 1:12 AM

Fires gain renewed strength in Haifa

Police have reported that, with the advent of strong winds, fires in Haifa that had been subdued have returned with renewed force.Tal Polon, 11/26/2016, 7:05 PM

Watch: Netanyahu meets firefighting air crews

Prime Minister Netanyahu visits the Hatzor Air Base where a majority of the firefighting planes are based.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 11/25/2016, 9:08 PM

Huge fire breaks out near Jerusalem

Residents of the community of Nataf evacuated due to a huge fire in the Jerusalem Hills.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/25/2016, 8:12 PM

US sends Supertanker to help Israel fight fires

The US is sending the world's most advanced firefighting plane to help Israel.Gary Willig, 11/25/2016, 10:59 AM

Arab world celebrates fires in Israel

“Israel is burning” becomes a popular hashtag on Twitter as Arabs rejoice in Israel's fires.Elad Benari, 11/25/2016, 6:45 AM

Town near Jerusalem evacuated as fires continue to rage

Fire near Beit Shemesh forces evacuation of Moshav Beit Meir. Firefighters continue to fight the fires across Israel.Elad Benari, 11/25/2016, 6:03 AM

Canadian imam asks Allah to burn all of Israel

Canadian imam affiliated with Hizb ut-Tahrir expresses joy over the fires that have broken out throughout Israel.Dalit Halevi, 11/25/2016, 4:44 AM

PA sends firetrucks to assist Israel

Israel accepts offer of help from the PA to join the international effort to extinguish the fires that have broken out this week.Elad Benari, 11/24/2016, 11:36 PM

Former MK: We are at war

MK Dr. Michael Ben Ari says Israel is at war and must send disloyal Arabs who support terrorism to other countries.Benny Toker, 11/24/2016, 10:48 PM

Some schools in Haifa to close due to wildfires

Kindergartens and schools in evacuated areas of Haifa will be closed tomorrow due to the wildfires affecting the city.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/24/2016, 9:54 PM

The fires - in pictures

Hundreds of fires are raging across Israel, endangering cities and communities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/24/2016, 1:03 PM