Fires near Israeli communities on Gaza border
Fires near Israeli communities on Gaza borderYonatan Sindel/Flash90

Eleven fires broke out Saturday in open areas in the Eshkol Regional Council, near Kibbutz Be'eri.

Investigations revealed clear signs that the fires had been deliberately set.

The arson attacks come after a month of relative quiet from Gaza.

Separately, Israeli firefighters succeeded on Saturday evening in gaining control of a large fire which broke out in the Jerusalem mountains, near the town of Tarum.

Fifteen firefighting teams from both Israeli firefighters and KKL, and eight firefighting planes were called in to help control the fire.