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June 26, 2014 10:02 am

Arson Suspected in Massive Jerusalem Forest Fire

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Firefighters arrive on the scene of the arson attack in Israel. Photo: Tchiah Ditsheim/ Tazpit News Agency.

Jerusalem Post While fire fighters extinguish the remnants of a massive inferno in the Jerusalem Forest that resulted in the destruction of five homes and evacuation of two of the capital’s neighborhoods and Yad Vashem, a fire official on Thursday said there was a breakthrough in the investigation.

“We have two major leads and should have answers soon,” said Jerusalem Fire and Rescue Service spokesman Kobe Erez Thursday morning. “One is a group of kids seen running from the site of the fire when it started, and the other is arson. We will know more in the coming hours.”

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