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Huge forest fire blazes near Beit Shemesh

Eight firefighting teams work to bring flames under control.

Huge forest fire blazes near Beit Shemesh

Forest fire causes evacuation of Jerusalem school, homes

1 person hospitalized from smoke inhalation from blaze which threatened homes, school in Kiryat Menachem neighborhood.

Forest fire causes evacuation of Jerusalem school, homes

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

Forest fire breaks out in northern Israeli city

Residents evacuated after fire breaks out in forest in city of Ma'alot-Tarshiha, east of Nahariya.

Forest fire breaks out in northern Israeli city

Fire blazes in the Jerusalem mountains

Eight firefighting teams and two firefighting planes are working to extinguish the flames.

Fire blazes in the Jerusalem mountains

Woman arrested after fire breaks out in Jerusalem mountains

Eighteen firefighting teams are working to extinguish blaze in Jerusalem-area forest.

Woman arrested after fire breaks out in Jerusalem mountains

Poems of the Great Fire

Massive forest fires raged in Israel during August. Israeli poet Eliaz Cohen wrote "The entire Jewish story ablaze again at once." Poem.

Poems of the Great Fire

Arson? NASA satellite imagery reveals origins of Jerusalem forest fire

Fire broke out in three separate places, four kilometers apart. Findings strengthen assumption that the fire was a result of arson.

Arson? NASA satellite reveals origins of Jerusalem forest fireplayer

Police arrest two youths suspected of arson

Two teens arrested on suspicion of setting fire to several locations in Jerusalem.

Police arrest two youths suspected of arson

Fire Commissioner: 'Jerusalem-area fire broke out as a result of human actions'

Firefighting commander expresses optimism, says fire is not currently spreading but there is 'more work' to do.

Fire Commissioner: 'Fire broke out as a result of human actions'player

Metzuda winery went up in flames on very day of grape harvest

Haredi manager Eli Bash: "This was G-d's will, and no amount of planes or fire fighters could change that."

Metzuda winery went up in flames on very day of grape harvest

'We hope to contain the fire during the morning and afternoon hours'

Prime Minister Bennett visits the command center near the wildfire in the Jerusalem hills.

'We hope to contain the fire in the morning and afternoon'player

Assessment: Arson caused massive forest fire in Jerusalem hills

Containment efforts to continue throughout night. Around 10,000 residents have been evacuated.

Assessment: Arson caused the massive forest fire

Watch: 42 dead as wildfires engulf Algeria

Forest fires in Algeria killed 42 people, including 25 soldiers, as authorities blamed arsonists for the destruction.

Watch: 42 dead as wildfires engulf Algeriaplayer

Congresswoman blamed deadly forest fire on Rothschild Inc and space lasers

Newly-unearthed social media posts by Georgia congresswoman show she accused 'Zionist supremacists' of seeking to replace white Americans.

Congresswoman blamed deadly fire on Rothschild Inc, space lasers

4,000 dunam burned in north

About 4,000 dunam of natural planted forest up in flames in Churchill Forest near Nof Hagalil. JNF estimates fire erupted as result of arson

4,000 dunam burned in north

Incendiary balloons spark fire in Kissufim forest

Incendiary balloons spark several fires in Kissufim Forest. Firefighters, Nature & Parks Authority, KKL, and IDF, working to control flames.

Incendiary balloons spark fire in Kissufim forestplayer

Watch: The fire in Ben Shemen Forest

Route 443 is still blocked to traffic, but there are no more active fires in Ben Shemen Forest and nearby Mevo Modi'im.

Watch: The fire in Ben Shemen Forestplayer

Watch: Volunteers extinguish forest fire caused by burning trash

In Mishmar Hanegev forest, KKL workers, foresters, extinguish Tuesday night fire caused by burning trash - and it's not the first time.

Watch: Volunteers extinguish forest fire caused by burning trashplayer

California: Jewish camp forced to evacuate due to forest fires

A day after officials give the camp an 'all clear,' backfires force evacuation.

California: Jewish camp forced to evacuate due to forest fires

Balloon terror: Extensive damage caused to southern forests

Five fires reportedly raging at points in Beeri and Kissufim forests in southern Israel.

Balloon terror: Extensive damage caused to southern forests

Destroyed California Jewish summer camp finds home for 2018

Camp Newman, destroyed in California wildfires, finds temporary home for next year.

Destroyed California Jewish summer camp finds home for 2018

Jewish summer camp destroyed in California forest fire

Camp Newman, used by Jewish community in San Francisco Bay Area, wiped out as forest fires rip through northern California.

Jewish summer camp destroyed in California forest fire

Forest fire kills dozens in central Portugal

At least 24 people have reportedly been killed and more injured by a massive forest fire in central Portugal.

Forest fire kills dozens in central Portugalplayer

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

Netanyahu thanks Abbas for firefighting assistance

Prime Minister Netanyahu thanks PA chairman for sending firefighters to assist in extinguishing the fires in Israel.

Netanyahu thanks Abbas for firefighting assistance

Supertanker arrives in Israel

The largest aerial firefighting aircraft in the world can carry up to 19,600 gallons of retardant or water.

Supertanker arrives in Israelplayer

Huge fire breaks out near Jerusalem

Residents of the community of Nataf evacuated due to a huge fire in the Jerusalem Hills.

Huge fire breaks out near Jerusalem

Arab world celebrates fires in Israel

“Israel is burning” becomes a popular hashtag on Twitter as Arabs rejoice in Israel's fires.

Arab world celebrates fires in Israel

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.

PA sends firetrucks to assist Israel

Fire prevention, or timber plundering?

Thousands of trees surrounding Jewish towns cut down this week, raising ire of residents. Authorities claim intention is to prevent fires.

Judea deforestation: Fire prevention, or timber plundering?

Firefighters struggle against enormous fire

Fire outside of Luzit has reportedly burned 700 dunams of forestry to the ground.

Firefighters struggle against enormous fire near Beit Shemesh

Couple suspected of causing forest fire

Couple from southern Israel under suspicion of damaging tens of thousands of square meters with their improvised barbecue.

Couple suspected of causing forest fire with improvised BBQ

Revisiting the Carmel Fire; what have we learned?

Many people are still not aware of the damage of throwing a cigarette out the window, or forgetting to properly smother a campfire.

Five years on, revisiting the Carmel Fire; what have we learned?

Wildfire Destroys 750 Acres in Golan Heights

Three fires broke out Friday in the Golan Heights following a lightning strike. The largest, hitting Gamla, was extinguished in 12 hours.

Wildfire Destroys 750 Acres in Golan Heights

Saved from Fire 'By a Miracle at the Last Moment'

Jerusalem resident recalls harrowing experience with the massive forest fire this week that nearly burned down his home.

Saved from the Fire 'By a Miracle at the Last Moment'

Group Fights Against Terrorist Arsonists

With the arrival of hot weather in Israel, arson – the destruction of Israel's forests by terrorists – has once again reared its ugly head.

Group Fights Against Terrorist Arsonists