Heatwave and terrorism: 3 Muslim arsonists arrested in Jerusalem
Police have arrested three Muslim terrorists from East Jerusalem for setting fires in the Jerusalem region, each one in a separate incident.
The Muslim terrorists were 15, 19, and 30 years old.
One of the terrorists was identified by lookouts and documented while he was setting fire to a number of locations in Jerusalem’s Mount Scopus area.
Israel and the region were gripped by a major heatwave, with temperatures around the country reaching 113 F (45 C) and higher.
Croatia, Italy, Greece, and Cyprus have sent firefighting planes to help Israel battle ongoing wildfires. Egypt had also sent two helicopters to assist Israel. The Palestinian Authority and Russia have also offered help.
In addition, several fires broke out Friday afternoon in Israeli towns near the Gaza border due to firebombs and explosive devices attached to balloons, launched by Muslim terrorists from Gaza into Israel.