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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

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

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

Jerusalem mountains fire coming under control

Authorities warn recovery from ecological disaster could take many years as Jerusalem hills fire surpasses Carmel fire in size.

Jerusalem mountains fire coming under control

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

Israel turns to international aid for firefighting assistance

FM Lapid asks Greek counterpart for aid in battling Jerusalem mountains fire, ministry turns to numerous countries for help.

Israel turns to international aid for firefighting assistance

Jerusalem mountains fire intensifies, residents evacuated

Hundreds of families evacuated as authorities struggle to contain massive blaze threatening Jerusalem suburbs.

Jerusalem mountains fire intensifies, residents evacuatedplayer

Watch: Fighting fire in Kfar Uriah

Efforts underway to contain large fire near Beit Shemesh as Israel endures unseasonably high temperatures.

Watch: Fighting fire in Kfar Uriahplayer

Fire breaks out near Jerusalem on the holiday

Firefighters get blaze under control after hundreds of acres burned.

Fire breaks out near Jerusalem on the holiday

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

Greenblatt: Israelis, Arabs once fought fires together

US special envoy recalls how PA firefighters helped battle blazes in Israel in 2010 and 2016 while blasting Hamas for arson terror in south.

Greenblatt: Israelis, Arabs once fought fires together

'The Israeli people are tough and determined'

American firefighter speaks about volunteering in southern Israel to help put out fires caused by incendiary kites and balloons.

'The Israeli people are tough and determined'player

10 fires caused by incendiary kites, balloons Tuesday

Security and firefighting forces extinguish 5 fires caused by terrorists from the Gaza Strip.

10 fires caused by incendiary kites, balloons Tuesday

Large fire in Jerusalem Hills

Residents of Beit Meir evacuated as 3 firefighting teams and 8 planes battle nearby blaze.

Large fire in Jerusalem Hills

Firefighters shout down commissioner as tensions rise

Graduation ceremony deteriorates into shouts and name-calling. 'This is an unprecedented disgrace.'

Firefighters shout down commissioner as tensions rise

London Jews mobilize for victims of deadly apartment fire

Synagogue appeals to community to join together to help victims of deadly high-rise fire which killed 12 people.

London Jews mobilize for victims of deadly apartment fire

Joint training exercise becomes real firefighting operation

Croatian firefighting crew training with Israeli counterparts helps put out real out of control wildfire in central Israel.

Joint training exercise becomes real firefighting operation

Watch: An American firefighter in Israel

Los Angeles City firefighter Ben Arnold shares his story about fighting fires in Israel with the Emergency Volunteer Project at AIPAC.

Watch: An American firefighter in Israelplayer

Lag Ba'Omer bonfires caused wildfires Thursday

Lack of fire safety likely responsible for massive fires near Jerusalem, Fire chief says.

Lag Ba'Omer bonfires caused Thursday's major wildfires

Firefighting planes battle blaze at J'lem entrance

4 planes and 8 crews fight fire near organic farm in northwest of capital, as 1 plane and 5 crews take on fire near Kokhav Hashahar.

Firefighting planes battle blaze at Jerusalem entrance

Fire chief: 1,500 fires in Israel since Friday

Heat wave has nothing to do with spate of fires, fire chief says - and claims human negligence, and malice is the culprit.

Fire chief: 1,500 fires in Israel since Friday

Firefighters contain multiple brushfires

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

Nationwide: Firefighters contain multiple brushfires

Planes sent to stop forest fire and grove blaze

Large forces and 6 planes fight Biriya Forest blaze, near grave of Targum Yonatan author, as crews and helicopter keep fire from moshav.

Planes sent to stop forest fire and grove blaze

Fires Burn Through Galilee; Arson Suspected

Five firefighting crews battling blaze north of the Kinnereth; fire broke south of Tzfat earlier Saturday.

Fires Burn Through Galilee; Arson Suspected

Massive Fires Around Israel, 3 Homes Decimated

Huge fire in forest outside Beit Shemesh spreads out of control, after blaze in Tel Mond sets gas balloons on fire and levels homes.

Massive Fires Burn Around Israel, 3 Homes Decimated

Weather or Terror? Fires Blaze Nationwide

Fires consumer forestry from the Golan Heights to the Negev Monday, raising questions over whether a heat wave or terrorism is to blame.

Weather or Terror? Tens of Fires Blaze Through Israel

Video: Fire Destroys 50 Homes in Queens

A six-alarm fire destroyed at least 50 homes in Queens, heavy populated by Israelis and US Jews, during the Frankenstorm Sandy storm.

Video: Fire Destroys 50 Homes in Hurricane-Flooded Queensplayer

Arabs Attack Firefighters in Jerusalem Suburb

Firefighters called to deal with a fire in Shuafat, Jerusalem, were thanked for their efforts by Arabs hurling rocks at them.

Arabs Attack Firefighters with Rocks in Jerusalem Suburb

'A Miracle' – No Deaths in Crown Heights Blaze

An “open miracle” occurred in Crown Heights overnight Monday morning when everyone escaped with their lives from a blazing building.

'A Miracle Here' – No Deaths in Crown Heights Blaze

Firefighters Battle Blaze Near Beit Shemesh

More than a dozen firefighting crews were called Monday to battle a forest fire south of the Jerusalem suburb of Beit Shemesh.

Firefighters Battle Blaze Near Beit Shemesh

Arson Terrorism Suspected in Jerusalem Fire

Another wildfire that erupted late Saturday night on Mount Scopus in Jerusalem has raised suspicions of more terror arson activity.

Arson Terrorism Suspected in Repeated Jerusalem Fire

5 Firefighting Crews Battle Blaze in Lower Galilee

Five firefighting crews battled a forest fire Monday evening that burned its way around the village of Iksal, in lower Galilee.

5 Firefighting Crews Battle Blaze in Lower Galilee

Deal Reached on National Fire and Rescue Service

The government has agreed to establish a National Fire and Rescue Service, budgeted initially at NIS 1 billion.

Deal Reached on National Fire and Rescue Service

Wildfire in Jerusalem Hills Under Control

A wildfire that began in Ein Hemed, outside Jerusalem, spread to the town of Mevasseret Tzion. It's another suspicious blaze.

Jerusalem Wildfire Near Ein Hemed Under Control player

2 Arabs Remanded 8 Days for Arson Attack

Two Palestinian Authority Arab teens have been remanded for eight days after confessing to torching land near Kibbutz Ma'ale HaHamisha.

2 Arabs Remanded 8 Days for Arson Attack

Wildfires Threaten Colorado's US Air Force Academy

Firefighters worked to defend the US Air Force Academy from a raging wildfire in Colorado Springs. Thousands were evacuated from homes.

Wildfires Blaze in Colorado, Threaten US Air Force Academy

Rivlin Receives Comptroller Report on Carmel Fire

State Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss submitted his report on the Carmel Fire to Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday.

Comptroller Report on Carmel Fire Submitted to Knesset Speaker

Underground Pit Smolders in Ma'alot

Smoke rising from a smoldering underground blaze in Ma'alot, but the city hasn't taken effective action to put it out, residents say.

Environmental Hazard: Underground Blaze Smolders in Ma'alot