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May 8, 2016 11:01 am

7 IDF Soldiers Wounded in Suspected Palestinian Arson Attack on Jerusalem Base

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An IDF base on Mount Scopus. Photo: Wikimapia.

An IDF base on Mount Scopus. Photo: Wikimapia.

Seven IDF soldiers were evacuated Sunday afternoon to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center-Mount Scopus suffering from smoke inhalation as a result of a fire that broke out on their nearby base, the Hebrew news site nrg reported.

Following the incident, Yoram Levy, spokesman for Israel’s Fire and Rescue Service, told The Algemeiner that the cause of the fire is being investigated as a possible case of arson, “due to the proximity of the base to Palestinian areas.” Levy also said the fire was immediately put out.

This, he said, “is not the first time that Palestinians have committed arson terror against soldiers, both on Mount Scopus and other areas in the country.”

Israel Police spokesman, Chief Inspector Micky Rosenfeld, told The Algemeiner that the police and fire department are conducting a joint investigation into the incident, “to examine its background and source.”

Hadassah’s Dr. Meir Antopolski told nrg, “All seven of the soldiers were determined to be lightly injured and treated with oxygen upon their arrival in the emergency room.”

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