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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%

Terrorists fire on firefighters fighting Jordan Valley blaze

Wildfire breaks out near military base. Terrorists shoot at the firefighters attempting to combat the fire.

Terrorists fire on firefighters fighting Jordan Valley blaze

Entrance to Jerusalem:

Firefighters free protesters chained to 'ballot box'

Protesters block main road at entrance to Jerusalem, chain themselves to ballot box.

Firefighters free protesters chained to 'ballot box'

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

Tragedy in Arad:

Man burns to death in front of witnesses, firefighters

Witness says deaf-mute man 'cried for help and died right in front of us.'

Man burns to death in front of witnesses, firefighters

Widow of firefighter: ‘I have to deprive my children of food'

Widow of the firefighter killed in Deir al-Asad: ‘I have to deprive my children of food to pay for the tombstone’

Widow of firefighter: ‘I have to deprive my children of food'

Ben-Gvir to Gallant:

'Allow fallen firefighters to be buried in military cemeteries'

Itamar Ben-Gvir sent a request to the Defense Minister asking that firefighters who fall in service be buried in military cemeteries.

'Allow fallen firefighters to be buried in military cemeteries'

Second injured firefighter declared dead in pit rescue disaster

A second firefighter has been declared dead after a botched rescue operation in Deir al-Asad.

Second injured firefighter declared dead in pit rescue disaster

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

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Plane crashes while fighting Greece wildfires

Condition of 2 firefighters unknown after plane crashes on island of Evia.

Plane crashes while fighting Greece wildfires

Israel on Fire:

Heat wave brings spate of brushfires throughout Israel

High temperatures and dry conditions have led to a series of blazes in open areas throughout Israel.

Heat wave brings spate of brushfires throughout Israel

Phoenix, Arizona:

2 more children die in fire at Orthodox Jewish family's condo

Death toll rises to five, after Orthodox Jewish man and four of his children killed in a condo fire in Phoenix.

2 more children die in fire at Orthodox Jewish family's condo

Jewish father and two sons die in Phoenix condo fire

Father of four disabled children dies in tragic home fire along with his two kids, two other children are in critical condition in hospital.

Jewish father and two sons die in Phoenix condo fire

Massive fire engulfs first floor of Crown Heights apt building

Trapped residents rescued on ladders by firefighters as they work to get evening blaze under control with help from Hatzalah and Shomrim.

Massive fire engulfs first floor of Crown Heights apt building

Kiryas Joel, NY:

Jewish firefighters rescue driver from burning taxi

Fire crew reaches taxi engulfed in flames in the nick of time to save trapped driver.

Jewish firefighters rescue driver from burning taxi

Residents evacuated as Jerusalem mountains fire spreads

Homes in Mevaseret Zion evacuated as firefighters fight to bring blaze under control.

Residents evacuated as Jerusalem mountains fire spreads

Firefighters rescue Torah scrolls from burning synagogue

Fire brought under control after causing heavy damage to synagogue in Givat Zeev.

Firefighters rescue Torah scrolls from burning synagogue

Firefighters save 2 weddings after Jerusalem blaze

After fire at Talpiot hall, firefighters remove water to allow weddings to proceed as planned.

Firefighters save 2 weddings after Jerusalem blaze

Suspicion that apartment fire was caused by children playing

Apartment fire in Beitar Ilit successfully put out. Firefighters call on parents to keep matches and similar objects away from children.

Suspicion that apartment fire was caused by children playing

Massachusetts firefighter accused of posting anti-Semitic image

The city of Worcester has opened an investigation after a firefighter was accused of posting an anti-Semitic image to Instagram.

Massachusetts firefighter accused of posting anti-Semitic image

30 workers trapped in tunnel at archaeological site

Workers rescued after fire, smoke trap them at  Kokhav HaYarden National Park in the Galilee.

30 workers trapped in tunnel at archaeological site

Bat Yam residents evacuated from crumbling building

Police and firefighters evacuate fifteen families due to unstable conditions of building in Bat Yam.

Bat Yam residents evacuated from crumbling building

Court rules on ban on firefighters growing beards

Tel Aviv Regional Labor Court rules Fire Authority Chief Safety Officer overstepped authority in beard ban, offers suggestion on legal ban.

Court rules on ban on firefighters growing beards

Watch: Children trapped on roller coaster

Eight children become trapped four meters in the air, on a mobile roller coaster in Bnei Brak. Firefighters arrived to help evacuate them.

Watch: Children trapped on roller coaster

Fire in Jerusalem yeshiva

Firefighters fear top floor of Rama yeshiva will collapse due to fire damage. One person still trapped in the building.

Fire in Jerusalem yeshiva

Israeli firefighters arrive in Calif. to help battle wildfires

Israeli firefighters arrived in Sacramento, California, to assist with battling a wave of wildfires sweeping through the area.

Israeli firefighters arrive in Calif. to help battle wildfires

Israeli firefighters land in US to help battle California blazes

Volunteer team of firefighters from Israel has arrived in San Francisco and is on its way to Sacramento to help battle local fires.

Israeli firefighters land in US to help battle California blazes

Miracle on 5th floor

Baby rescued after getting his head stuck between balcony bars with his body hanging five floors above the ground.

Miracle on 5th floor

Report: NY firefighters won't use hoses against violent rioters

While hoses are being used by police forces in Israel, NYC fire department bans their use for crowd control

Report: NY firefighters won't use hoses against violent rioters

8 rescued from Jerusalem fire

Firefighters bring blaze in residential building under control after rescuing family with small baby.

8 rescued from Jerusalem fire

Who’s behind the violent seditious anarchy across America?

Congress must discover what forces worked behind the scenes to incite, organize, support, even fund this violent seditious anarchy. Op-ed.

Who’s behind the violent seditious anarchy across America?

3 hurt in Jerusalem synagogue gas explosion

Firefighters fear synagogue building may collapse following severe gas explosion.

3 hurt in Jerusalem synagogue gas explosion

American firefighters assist Israeli fire crews

EVP deploys a team of American firefighters to assist Israeli fire crews with routine emergency operations

American firefighters assist Israeli fire crews

Israel sends experts to Brazil to assist with Amazon fires

Israeli delegation of firefighters, rescue experts leave for Brazil to help combat fires ravaging the Amazon Basin.

Israel sends experts to Brazil to assist with Amazon fires

Firefighters battling blaze in Jerusalem residential building

Residents forced to flee through building windows as firefighters search for others trapped in building on fire in Jerusalem.

Firefighters battling blaze in Jerusalem residential building

Firefighters banned from growing beards during the Omer

Firefighting commissioner orders religious firefighters not to grow a beard during Omer despite existence of masks which accommodate beards.

Firefighters banned from growing beards during the Omer

Israeli delegation lands in Ethiopia to help fight wildfire

Israel sends 10 firefighters to Ethiopia to help fight large fire which has raged for 2 weeks.

Israeli delegation lands in Ethiopia to help fight wildfire

Nine injured in apartment fire

Firefighters rescue six people trapped in burning Beit Shemesh apartment building.

Nine injured in apartment fire

2 women killed in road accident near Jerusalem

2 killed, 41 injured in a severe road accident between a bus and a private vehicle on Route 443 near Beit Horon. Road closed.

2 women killed in road accident near Jerusalem

US Ambassador meets US firefighters in Sderot

Ambassador David Friedman meets Israeli and US firefighters who are fighting arson fires in the south.

US Ambassador meets US firefighters in Sderot

Police arrest suspect they say knew about planned arson

Authorities suspect East Jerusalem resident knew about arsonists plan to torch hotel. Blaze critically injured family.

Police arrest suspect they say knew about planned arson

Fire department intensifies ban on beards

Israel Firefighters Department head demands strict measures against religious firefighters with beards.

Fire department intensifies ban on beards

Gas tank explosion sparks three fires in Tel Aviv

Three fires sparked in northern Tel Aviv from gas tank explosion leaving 4 injured, forcing evacuation of residential buildings.

Gas tank explosion sparks three fires in Tel Aviv

Fires in Lod may have been intentional

Lod firefighters battle five fires in one night, investigators suspect fires were intentionally set.

Fires in Lod may have been intentional

Druze firefighter risks his life to save Torah scroll

Druze firefigher Wiam Nevoani jumps into flames to save a Torah scroll from a burning Nahariya synagogue.

Druze firefighter risks his life to save Torah scroll

Watch: Police arrest PA Arab on his way to terror attack

Firefighter spots suspicious Palestinian Authority Arab, helps police officers arrest him. Search shows Arab's bag contains knives, Quran.

Watch: Police arrest PA Arab on his way to terror attack

494 acres burned, firefighters working to extinguish flames

Firefighters work to extinguish Jerusalem fire, warn public to keep away from area.

494 acres burned, firefighters working to extinguish flames

Fire breaks out in religious kibbutz near Petach Tikva

Dozens of firefighting teams work to bring fire in supermarket under control, call in teams from other areas to help.

Fire breaks out in religious kibbutz near Petach Tikva

Fire breaks out in Dimona apartment

Apartment fire injures 21, MDA and firefighters rescue trapped victims.

Fire breaks out in Dimona apartment

Dozens of firemen trapped as Tehran building collapses

Highest building in Tehran collapses after blaze, dozens of firefighters feared trapped under the rubble.

Dozens of firemen trapped as Tehran building collapses

Ex-volunteer firefighter suing department for anti-Semitism

Former volunteer firefighter from Southern California is suing his former department alleging anti-Semitism and harassment.

Ex-volunteer firefighter suing department for anti-Semitism

Images from inside the inferno

Dramatic images of firefighters battling the blazes that raged across Israel last week.

Images from inside the inferno

U.S. firefighters deployed to Israel to help fight flames

A group of 39 American firefighters deployed to Israel during Thanksgiving weekend to help their Israeli counterparts fight the wildfires.

U.S. firefighters deployed to Israel to help fight flames

One week later: Firefighters resume normal work routine

Fire and Rescue Commission lifts state of emergency, firefighters to resume normal work as of Tuesday.

One week later: Firefighters resume normal work routine

The fires - in pictures

Hundreds of fires are raging across Israel, endangering cities and communities.

The fires - in pictures

Sukkah burns down in Bayit Vegan

A sukkah on a residential building in Bayit Vegan caught fire and burned down. Firefighters now have the blaze under control.

Sukkah burns down in Bayit Vegan

Judea-Samaria firefighters sue for state pension

After suing for their rights, the courts ruled the state must serve Judea-Samaria firefighters a pension - like the rest of the country.

Judea-Samaria firefighters sue for state pension

Jerusalem fire forces city entrance to be closed

Blaze rages near capital's Har Hamenuchot cemetery, Jerusalem Forest. Firefighters, planes working to contain it.

Jerusalem fire forces city entrance to be closed

Provocative anti-Zionism in Jerusalem on Independence Day

Haredi extremists put stickers with PLO flags on fire engine, as firefighters put out a blaze in Meah She'arim apartment.

Provocative anti-Zionism in Jerusalem on Independence Day

Nationwide: Firefighters contain multiple brushfires

Dozens of fires throughout Tuesday attributed to heat wave, tourism influx.

Nationwide: Firefighters contain multiple brushfires