News and updates about arson

Australia:

Arsonists set fire at Jewish MP's office

Antisemitic vandals break windows, leave anti-Zionist graffiti, and set fire at office of Labor MP Josh Burns.

Arsonists set fire at Jewish MP's office

California:

Anti-Israel group claims responsibility for arson on campus

A group identifying itself as the 'Marilyn's Daughters' declared that it had set the fires as a part of a larger 'operation in solidarity with the Palestinian people.'

Anti-Israel group claims responsibility for arson on campus

Less than 24 hours later:

Terrorist who torched trailer in Binyamin region eliminated

Border Police officers, together with IDF soldiers, eliminate one of the terrorists from the squad who torched a residential trailer in the Sde Efraim farm.

Terrorist who torched trailer in Binyamin region eliminated

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

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Israelis torch Palestinian vehicles near Shechem

The incident started out as a confrontation between Israeli and Palestinian shepherds and escalated to a large-scale confrontation.

Israelis torch Palestinian vehicles near Shechem

Second time in a week

Arabs rioters set fires near Oz Tzion

Oz Tzion residents say Arabs left the mosque in the village of Burqa and set fires that nearly reached the homes of the Jewish community. Residents and volunteers from the area managed to extinguish the flames.

Arabs rioters set fires near Oz Tzion

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Widespread arson in Palestinian Arab village

Palestinian media claims that more than 100 Israelis entered the city and torched houses, vehicles, and surrounding farmland.

Widespread arson in Palestinian Arab village

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%

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

Chile:

2 arrested for 'economically motivated' arson that killed 137

A firefighter and a worker at the national forestry corporation were arrested in Chile on suspicion of causing the deadly forest fire that killed 137 citizens 'for an economic motive.'

2 arrested for 'economically motivated' arson that killed 137

Arabs set fires to Jewish grazing lands

After Jewish residents extinguished fires lit by Arab mobs on the Rimonim Farm's grazing lands, the perpetrators returned, lit a new blaze, and threw stones at Jews who returned to extinguish it.

Arabs set fires to Jewish grazing lands

Lookout commemorating soldier torched

On Saturday afternoon, Arabs set fire near the town of Elon Moreh. In the fire, a recently established lookout in memory of the soldier Amichay Yaacov Vanino, who fell on October 7th, was burned.

Lookout commemorating soldier torched

IED attack near Tzur Harel in Binyamin

Terrorists from Burqah in Benjamin detonated a high-powered, flame-activated IED last night in a grazing field used by the Tzur Harel homestead in the Binyamin region. The incident was reported to the IDF as 'settler violence'.

IED attack near Tzur Harel in Binyamin

Arabs set fire to pastures in the Rimonim area

Arabs from the village of Tayibe set fire twice during Shabbat to the grazing areas of Rimonim farm in the Binyamin region, using Molotov cocktails hurled from a passing vehicle.

Arabs set fire to pastures in the Rimonim area

Suspect arrested over arson at Senator Sanders' office

Police arrest 35-year-old in connection with a fire at Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Vermont office.

Suspect arrested over arson at Senator Sanders' office

New York:

Man who burned rabbi's home gets 25 years in prison

Matthew Karelefsky, arsonist with ‘kill rabbi’ tattoo sentenced to decades in prison for burning rabbi’s home.

Man who burned rabbi's home gets 25 years in prison

Florida: Antisemitic arson not a hate crime

Man arrested after Fort Lauderdale Chabad center is damaged in apparent arson attack.

Florida: Antisemitic arson not a hate crime

Tunisia:

Old synagogue in city of Sfax set on fire

Unknown individuals set fire to synagogue Tunisia's second largest city. Fire limited to courtyard, no one injured

Old synagogue in city of Sfax set on fire

UK:

Pro-Israel MP targeted in arson attack, told he deserves to burn

Golders Green MP Mike Freer says suspected arson at his office likely due to his pro-Israel views, his security has been increased.

Pro-Israel MP targeted in arson attack, told he deserves to burn

Armenia investigating vandalism at country's only synagogue

Armenian authorities launch investigation after video shows a person pouring burning fuel on door of Yerevan synagogue.

Armenia investigating vandalism at country's only synagogue

Man burns down 4 sukkahs in Ashdod

Residents draw link between assault on Yom Kippur worshippers in Tel Aviv and arson against family sukkahs in Ashdod.

Man burns down 4 sukkahs in Ashdod

Left-wing protesters start fire in Israeli town

A group of left-wing activists made their way into the town of Otniel over Shabbat and started a fire that endangered residents' homes.

Left-wing protesters start fire in Israeli town

Ben Gurion statue on Tel Aviv beach torched

Passers-by noticed the famous statue of David Ben-Gurion on the promenade in Tel Aviv was completely burned. The police arrested a suspect.

Ben Gurion statue on Tel Aviv beach torched

Fire in Gush Etzion likely to be rooted in arson

Firefighting chief estimates fire was caused by intentional arson on the part of local Arabs.

Fire in Gush Etzion likely to be rooted in arson

Germany: Fire destroys book box dedicated to Holocaust history

Holocaust ‘book box’ at German deportation memorial destroyed in apparent antisemitic arson.

Germany: Fire destroys book box dedicated to Holocaust history

Binyamin region:

Suspect arrested for setting fire to waste site

Suspect taken in for questioning and the police estimate arrests of other suspects are expected soon.

Suspect arrested for setting fire to waste site

Prisoners evacuated after setting fire to mattresses and sheets

One hospitalized after prisoners in Be'er Sheva facility set fire in cell.

Prisoners evacuated after setting fire to mattresses and sheets

38 months in prison for terrorist who burned Rabbi's car

'The accused acted maliciously, could have stopped at any time, but did not'

38 months in prison for terrorist who burned Rabbi's car

Arab youths arrive by scooter, light a fire - and escape

Police arrest three Arabs suspected of setting fire to open area in Jerusalem.

Arab youths arrive by scooter, light a fire - and escape

Arsonist causes 'horrifying' damage to NYC Chabad Mitzvah Tank

NYPD investigating after individual sets fire to Mitzvah Tank in Crown Heights, causing massive exterior and interior damage.

Arsonist causes 'horrifying' damage to NYC Chabad Mitzvah Tank

Arab suspect sets fire to vehicle in Jewish neighborhood

Police fire at Arab suspect who set fire to vehicle, vandalized at least 10 others, in Jerusalem neighborhood.

Arab suspect sets fire to vehicle in Jewish neighborhood

Texas man pleads guilty to hate crime, setting synagogue on fire

Antisemitic arsonist faces up to 20 years in jail after admitting to setting Austin Reform synagogue on fire due to his hatred of Jews.

Texas man pleads guilty to hate crime, setting synagogue on fire

Bnei Brak:

Man caught after trying to set police station on fire

Indictment filed against the suspect, who set fire to vegetation near the fence surrounding the station.

Man caught after trying to set police station on fire

Quebec:

Police looking into suspicious fires at Jewish summer camp

Police open arson investigation after two 'suspicious' fires damage Camp B'nai Brith of Ottawa on the same day.

Police looking into suspicious fires at Jewish summer camp

Police suspect arson in fires at a Jewish camp near Ottawa

Firefighters battling blaze in building at Camp B'nai B'rith say second building burst into flames, likely the result of arson.

Police suspect arson in fires at a Jewish camp near Ottawa

Petah Tikva woman sets neighbor's car on fire

Woman confesses to intentionally setting neighbor's car on fire after fight, and setting the wrong car on fire.

Petah Tikva woman sets neighbor's car on fire

Arsonist targets Rochester with house fire and swastika graffiti

Series of connected incidents include antisemitic and racist graffiti and a home set on fire.

Arsonist targets Rochester with house fire and swastika graffiti

Terrorist who set synagogue aflame sentenced to prison

Arab who set fire to synagogue in Mitzpe Ziv agrees to plea bargain, receives fine and prison sentence.

Terrorist who set synagogue aflame sentenced to prison

Boston:

Jewish couple’s home and car targeted with arson, vandalism

After being called to investigate antisemitic vandalism of couple's cars, police discover attempt to set their home on fire.

Jewish couple’s home and car targeted with arson, vandalism

Woman suspected of setting fire to ex-husband's apartment

Woman, 46, is arrested on suspicion of setting ex-husband's apartment on fire.

Woman suspected of setting fire to ex-husband's apartment

Medical equipment destroyed in arson attack in Jerusalem

The car of United Hatzalah volunteer Dr. Yishai Ben Uri was set ablaze on Saturday in the neighborhood of Silwan in Jerusalem.

Medical equipment destroyed in arson attack in Jerusalem

Jewish-owned cars set on fire in Jerusalem

Police arrest Arab suspect after six vehicles set on fire near Jerusalem's Old City.

Jewish-owned cars set on fire in Jerusalem

Neo-Nazi burns down Ukrainian refugee shelter in Germany

Shelter where 14 Ukrainian refugees lived burns to the ground after being set on fire by a suspected neo-Nazi.

Neo-Nazi burns down Ukrainian refugee shelter in Germany

Arson terror destroys family farm in Jordan Valley on Yom Kippur

Arsonists set fire to farm in Moshav Mechola at 1:30 am Wednesday morning. 'No one will do anything to ensure this doesn't happen again.'

Arson terror destroys family farm in Jordan Valley on Yom Kippur

Arab teen throws firebomb at MK Ben-Gvir's tent

Itamar Ben-Gvir blames incitement by Yair Lapid, Benny Gantz for arson attacks on his tent office.

Arab teen throws firebomb at MK Ben-Gvir's tent

Spain:

Former village of ‘Camp Kill Jews’ hit by antisemitic arsonists

Village that changed its name to 'Jews' Hill Camp' targeted for second time in eight months with antisemitic graffiti and several fires.

Former village of ‘Camp Kill Jews’ hit by antisemitic arsonists

Arab rioters burn Jewish holy books in Harasha

Youth center set ablaze in Jewish community in Western Binyamin over Shabbat.

Arab rioters burn Jewish holy books in Harasha

Arab who set rabbi's car on fire is arrested

Police arrest Jerusalem Arab suspected of setting fire to Rabbi Dov Lior's vehicle, causing severe damage.

Arab who set rabbi's car on fire is arrested

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

A regime of lies and conspiracies

2020 saw 4 months of rioting, arson and killing, 35 dead, 1,500 police injured, $2 b. property damage, but Jan 6 is an "insurrection." Op-ed

A regime of lies and conspiracies

18 buses burned in northern Israel

Police confirm buses were set ablaze intentionally, open investigation.

18 buses burned in northern Israel

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

NYPD looking for woman who set fire to NY synagogue

New York City police are searching for a woman suspected of throwing a burning book at a Gramercy Park synagogue.

NYPD looking for woman who set fire to NY synagogue

Antisemitic death threat painted on Portland synagogue

“Die Juden” painted on Portland, Oregon synagogue which is also scorched by several small fires.

Antisemitic death threat painted on Portland synagogue

Watch: Suspect sets fire to LGBT bar in NYC

Two victims, women aged 23 and 25, were burned in the fire.

Watch: Suspect sets fire to LGBT bar in NYC

Jonathan Pollard:

'Antisemitic barbarism at Joseph's Tomb'

Pollard tells Israel National News govt. must annex Joseph's Tomb after holy site set on fire again by Arabs.

'Antisemitic barbarism at Joseph's Tomb'

Arabs set fire to Joseph's Tomb

Historic holy site damaged again as rioters enter site and set multiple fires. Samaria Council Chief: Restore IDF presence at holy site.

Arabs set fire to Joseph's Tomb

Jewish man's 1983 conviction overturned due to antisemitism

Man convicted nearly 40 years ago of setting fire to his own vacation home after juror called him '1 of those Jews.'

Jewish man's 1983 conviction overturned due to antisemitism

Connecticut woman arrested for setting historic synagogue on fire

A suspect has been arrested in connection with a fire that seriously damaged a historic synagogue in New Britain, Connecticut.

Connecticut woman arrested for setting historic synagogue on fire