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12 People Arrested Following Israeli Wildfires

Israeli Wildfires

They're suspected of having committed arson after massive wildfires tore through central and northern Israel. 80,000 people were evacuated in Haifa and hundreds of homes were destroyed.

Unseasonably dry weather and easterly winds helped kindle the blaze. But PM Benjamin Netanyahu said arson appeared to be responsible for some fires and accused those behind them of terrorism.