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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.”

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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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  • Wm. J. Levy

    When does it stop?

    When does the IDF put the fear of God into these terrorists so that they would never dare to harm or kill IDF soldiers or innocent Jews again?

    When does the IDF become pro-active rather than being reactive?

    Since before 1948 there has not been peace in the land of Israel because of the Arabs and soon they will outnumber the Jews in their own land just like the blacks and Hispanic are doing to America by their demographics all paid for by the respective states of Israel and the U.S. and when they become the majority what will happen?

    CHAOS WILL HAPPEN

  • Robert Davis

    The least that dumv government could do is evacuate all arabs around the base as MILITARY ZONE and send them out to Ramallah.This good for nothing PM does not protect Israel.

  • racy

    Their security is obviously lacking and the terrorists are getting better at their tasks. Time to consider stronger measures. Time to stop jailing your young soldiers when they make sure terrorists are dead. How many more Israeli soldiers lives do you want to waste?

  • avi chupcheck

    how did they get so close? shoot first!

  • Mayven

    Time to incorporate corporal punishment for anyone found guilty of arson.let all know there are consequences for stupid behavior

  • If the Arabs cannot live in peace with the Jews in Greater Israel, the only solution is to evict them to Jordan or Gaza and to the 75,000 sq. mi. the Arab countries confiscated from the million expelled Jewish families. Enough is enough. It’s time for Israel to take off the gloves and take the necessary steps to protect the Jewish people in Israel. One of the fundamental obligations of the government is to protect its citizens at all costs.
    Israel must adopt a policy of zero tolerance. By pacifying the Arabs and the world nations, Israel’s government is failing to take care of the Jewish people. It should not be necessary to remind the government that the Jewish people have suffered for over 2000 years at the hands of other people or nations who terrorized the Jewish people in Diaspora.
    Now the Jews in their own country must be protected at all costs. Israel has the power, means and resources to stop the ghetto mentality. Israel’s government must overcome the leftist attitude and their delusional mentality, Israel must hit hard all terrorists and perpetrators of violence with a no reprieve, “damn the torpedoes” policy.
    If the current government cannot and will not protect its people, it is time to change the government. It is time for less talk and more action and results.

    Anyone who promotes terror and violence is as guilty as the perpetrators and must be punished and not ignored.

    Israel should send troops to arrest Abbas for inciting violence. He is not above the law.
    Any person or group who incites violence against the Jewish people must be declared an enemy of Israel and treated as such.

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