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Terror attack averted

Watch: Arab arsonists torch residential trailer in Binyamin

Upon arriving at the scene in the Sde Efraim farm, firefighters saw two armed terrorists, surveillance footage shows a suspect pouring gasoline on the building and igniting it.

Watch: Arab arsonists torch residential trailer in Binyamin

Fire engulfs well-known Jerusalem restaurant

Firefighters report severe damage to the roof at the Ima restaurant and there is a fear that the building may collapse.

Fire engulfs well-known Jerusalem restaurant

Two UAVs intercepted over Galilee; Fire in forest near Tzfat

Two firefighting crews are working to extinguish a blaze in Birya forest caused by shrapnel from an interceptor missile.

Two UAVs intercepted over Galilee; Fire in forest near Tzfat

Concerning trend

Arson cases in Judea and Samaria spike by over 100%

In the past week alone, firefighters have tended to around 600 fires in open areas in Judea and Samaria, while a normal week sees 30-40.

Arson cases in Judea and Samaria spike by over 100%

After more than nine hours:

Fires in Kiryat Shmona region under control; 16 injured

Falling rocket debris and strikes from UAVs that were not intercepted caused large fires in significant areas of northern Israel. Civilians evacuated. Six reservists and five civilians injured.

Fires in Kiryat Shmona region under control; 16 injured

Due to rocket fire:

10,000 dunams, including nature reserve, destroyed

Hezbollah rocket fire decimated 10,000 dunams of nature reserves, agricultural fields, and pastures in northern Israel.

10,000 dunams, including nature reserve, destroyed

Growing suspicion that Jerusalem fire was arson

A fire which broke out Sunday in Jerusalem and neared the Knesset and the Israel Museum may have been set intentionally, investigations show.

Growing suspicion that Jerusalem fire was arson

Near the Knesset

Large fire in Jerusalem endangers Israel Museum

Fire crews and planes work to gain control over a fire that started in the Valley of the Cross and has spread toward the Israel Museum.

Large fire in Jerusalem endangers Israel Museum

Suspected arson:

Fire spreading towards Pedu'el, residents evacuated

Firefighters work to extinguish blaze which began near Nahal Shilo and is spreading towards the town of Peduel.

Fire spreading towards Pedu'el, residents evacuated

Boy dead after apartment fire breaks out in Ashdod

Ashdod apartment fire leaves woman moderately injured, boy dead.

Boy dead after apartment fire breaks out in Ashdod

Boy wakes up - and saves family from burning apartment

Fire breaks out in Beit Shemesh apartment; young child awakens, smells the fire and runs to wake his father.

Boy wakes up - and saves family from burning apartment

Fire breaks out in Jerusalem hotel hosting evacuees

Hundreds of evacuees are temporarily evacuated from the Cassia Hotel in Jerusalem, due to a fire at the site.

Fire breaks out in Jerusalem hotel hosting evacuees

Torah scrolls rescued from burning synagogue

Firefighters rescue 11 Torah scrolls from burning synagogue in Kfar Saba.

Torah scrolls rescued from burning synagogue

Bnei Brak store goes up in flames

Two injures by smoke inhalation after Bnei Brak store set on fire.

Bnei Brak store goes up in flames

Who knows what F stands for?

Haredi school surprises students with firetruck exhibition and fire safety lecture.

Who knows what F stands for?

Samaria inaugurates new firefighting station

The new station is expected to provide significantly reduced response times for a variety of incidents throughout Samaria.

Samaria inaugurates new firefighting station

Special needs girl's dream comes true in Ariel

Emergency responders bring joy to a young girl with special needs and a dream.

Special needs girl's dream comes true in Ariel

Tel Aviv:

Woman dies in fire, police won't rule out murder

Woman declared dead, dog revived, after fire breaks out in Tel Aviv apartment.

Woman dies in fire, police won't rule out murder

Infant rescued from house fire in Tzfat

Firefighters carry the baby to safety through an active house fire after he was trapped inside. The baby was seriously injured but alive.

Infant rescued from house fire in Tzfat

Watch: Backhoe driver rescued from flooded road

Backhoe driver attempts to evacuate sinking vehicle, is rescued by firefighters.

Watch: Backhoe driver rescued from flooded road

Fire victim's niece alleges criminal negligence

Sarit Hatami, who lost her uncle in a building fire, claims that her region's fire department is criminally underequipped.

Fire victim's niece alleges criminal negligence

One dead, one injured, in caravan fire in northern Israel

Investigation opened after fire in caravan leaves 65-year-old man dead, younger man severely injured.

One dead, one injured, in caravan fire in northern Israel

Woman severely injured in Jerusalem fire

Firefighters evacuate woman in serious condition after fire breaks out in Jerusalem apartment.

Woman severely injured in Jerusalem fire

Northern Israel:

Two dead one in critical condition after falling in hole

A man climbed into the cistern in Deir al-Assad and lost consciousness. Two firefighters attempted to assist and lost consciousness as well.

Two dead one in critical condition after falling in hole

Beitar Illit fire was caused by children's games

Investigations show fire started due to children burning paper in a field; nearby gas balloons nearly caught fire.

Beitar Illit fire was caused by children's games

Brush fire blazes in Jerusalem hills

Residents of Kibbutz Tzova are evacuated, alongside visitors to the Kiftzuba amusement park.

Brush fire blazes in Jerusalem hills

Firefighters evacuate three trapped in burning apartment

Fire breaks out in electrical closet in Kfar Chabad residential building, trapping three people in an apartment.

Firefighters evacuate three trapped in burning apartment

Bnei Akiva building burned down in Bnei Brak

Building heavily damaged in blaze shortly before Independence Day celebrations.

Bnei Akiva building burned down in Bnei Brak

Fire breaks out in Beit Shemesh synagogue

Beit Shemesh preschool evacuated after fire breaks out in nearby synagogue.

Fire breaks out in Beit Shemesh synagogue

4 hurt in fires in Jerusalem and Haifa

3 residents pulled from burning building in Arnona neighborhood of Jerusalem, elderly woman pulled from buring building in Haifa.

4 hurt in fires in Jerusalem and Haifa

Satmar Beit Midrash burns down over Shabbat

Shabbat candles left unattended in flammable area believed to have sparked blaze which burned 2 Torah scrolls and other sacred objects.

Satmar Beit Midrash burns down over Shabbat

Elderly man dies in Petah Tikva fire

Firefighters called to scene of Petah Tikva fire discover 86-year-old man lifeless and burned in apartment.

Elderly man dies in Petah Tikva fire

Jerusalem:

Four injured after fire breaks out in residential building

Fire breaks out in seven-story building in Jerusalem, injuring four.

Four injured after fire breaks out in residential building

Lithium battery explodes, injuring 20

Fire investigator: Electric bicycle's lithium battery likely caused fire that injured 20 people.

Lithium battery explodes, injuring 20

Elderly woman killed in apartment fire in northern Israel

Firefighters investigate cause of apartment fire that left 80-year-old Meira Tal dead.

Elderly woman killed in apartment fire in northern Israel

Fire breaks out in hospital ward

No injuries after fire breaks out in Schneider Children's Medical Center in central Israel.

Fire breaks out in hospital ward

Elderly couple seriously injured in apartment fire

Man and women in their 60s are evacuated from burning apartment - unconscious.

Elderly couple seriously injured in apartment fire

Emergency services hold Israel's 9th National Emergency Summit

A gathering of Israel's emergency services in the South Sharon cultural hall explores how ready the country is for a disaster.

Emergency services hold Israel's 9th National Emergency Summit

Fire breaks out in Bnei Brak synagogue

None injured after fire breaks out in building housing synagogue and yeshiva.

Fire breaks out in Bnei Brak synagogue

Firefighters rescue 12 trapped in burning building

Nine suffer light injuries from smoke inhalation after fire breaks out in store located beneath residential apartments.

Firefighters rescue 12 trapped in burning building

Torah scrolls saved after fire breaks out in synagogue

Firefighters extinguish flames in nighttime synagogue fire. An investigation is ongoing.

Torah scrolls saved after fire breaks out in synagogue

Netanya fire caused by lithium battery

Fire which left 11-year-old severely injured was caused by an electric bicycle's lithium battery, Fire and Rescue Services says.

Netanya fire caused by lithium battery

Child seriously injured in home fire in Israel

Eleven-year-old boy suffers serious burns, is evacuated unconscious and on a respirator.

Child seriously injured in home fire in Israel

Huge forest fire blazes near Beit Shemesh

Eight firefighting teams work to bring flames under control.

Huge forest fire blazes near Beit Shemesh

Apartment set aflame, possibly by firebomb

Fire breaks out in apartment in Modi'in Illit, owners say due to firebomb.

Apartment set aflame, possibly by firebomb

Arson suspected after hamburger joint goes up in flames

'We will renovate and return to business quickly,' owners promise.

Arson suspected after hamburger joint goes up in flames

Israeli team to join firefighting efforts in Cyprus

Israel sends firefighting planes, equipment, to aid Cyprus in battling blazes.

Israeli team to join firefighting efforts in Cyprus

Arson suspected after two fires break out near Jewish town

Firefighters battle two blazes near Yitzhar. Arson is suspected.

Arson suspected after two fires break out near Jewish town

2 large fires spread in northern Israel

Firefighters struggle to bring blazes which broke out in Golan Heights and Kiryat Shmona under control.

2 large fires spread in northern Israel

In a Beitar Illit apartment fire, only the tefillin survive

Electric bicycle goes up in flames, sparking apartment fire. 'Only use the original battery.'

In a Beitar Illit apartment fire, only the tefillin survive

Two seriously injured in Netanya fire

Firefighters rescue 11 people from burning building, evacuate injured to local hospital.

Two seriously injured in Netanya fire

Huge blaze in Emmanuel industrial zone in Samaria

Four fire fighting teams struggling to bring fire under control while warning of danger of spread.

Huge blaze in Emmanuel industrial zone in Samaria

Two evacuated after fire breaks out near Modi'in

Fire breaks out in Kfar Ha'oranim home, causing severe damage.

Two evacuated after fire breaks out near Modi'in

Watch:

Firefighter evacuates young girl from burning apartment

Nine-year-old girl hides in laundry room as apartment fills with smoke.

Firefighter evacuates young girl from burning apartment

30-year-old suffers severe injuries in apartment fire

Bnei Brak apartment fire leaves 30-year-old man in serious condition.

30-year-old suffers severe injuries in apartment fire

New national plan to prevent massive blazes

Plan focuses on "dangers posed by climate change that is expected to lead to worse blazes in coming years."

New national plan to prevent massive blazes

Two seriously injured in apartment fire in southern Israel

Family of five hospitalized due to smoke inhalation after fire breaks out in their apartment.

Two seriously injured in apartment fire in southern Israel

Man, 81, dead in apartment fire

Apartment fire in northern Israel may have been caused by electrical short.

Man, 81, dead in apartment fire

One dead in Ramle house fire

Fires in two Israeli cities leave one dead, one seriously injured.

One dead in Ramle house fire

No injuries after fire breaks out at Jerusalem school

None injured after early-morning fire at Kiryat Noar school in Jerusalem.

No injuries after fire breaks out at Jerusalem school