On Friday police of Israel stated they had detained 12 on the suspicion of starting wildfires that ripped through northern and central Israel, enforcing the mass departure of approx 80,000 people in Haifa city and demolishing hundreds of houses.
Firefighters continued fighting the fire in woody hills in the region of Jerusalem and in northern parts on Friday, in the midst of Palestinian firemen support and teams of emergency from Greece, Turkey, Italy, Russia, Cyprus and Croatia.
Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel stated he had moreover agreed to offers of assistance from Jordan and Egypt.
Netanyahu stated arson emerged to be accountable for a few fires and blamed those at the back of terrorism. Easterly winds and un-seasonably dry weather aided rousing the fire, which initiated on Tuesday and stretched across half of the country.
Micky Rosenfeld, spokesman of police stated a dozen people were seized either while trying to firing up or running away from site, but he presented no more details.
Gilad Erdan, Internal Security Minister stated that they were “minorities”, a reference to any Arab Israeli or Palestinian citizens.
Since 2010 these fires are the largest in country, 44 people lost their life in a huge fire in north in 2010. Investigators conclusion was that fire was started due to negligence.
Naftali Bennett, Education Minister and head of a far-right party, on Thursday stated that Jews could not have started the fires and on Friday accused them on “separatist terrorists”, a suggestion in Israel to Palestinians.
“There is no accidental ‘wave of fires’,” he tweeted on Twitter. “There is a separatist terrorist wave by terrorists intended to execute civilians and cause fear
Formerly there was no official reaction from leaders of Palestinian. Except Ayman Odeh, a top Israeli Arab official from Haifa, discarded the proposal Arabs were accountable for arson assaults and blamed government of Israel of taking benefit of the circumstances to provoke in opposition to Arab minority.