Wave of arson attacks hits south Jerusalem

17.06.2012                      27.Siwan. 5772

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Wave of arson attacks hits south Jerusalem

In May alone, firefighters were called out for 1,759 incidents; authorities believe youths responsible for incidents.

A rash of suspected arson attacks in open areas around southeast Jerusalem has firefighters scrambling to find a way to stop the fires, believed to have been set by area youths.
In the month of May, firefighters dealt with 1,759 blazes in open areas around that part of the capital, according to Jerusalem Fire and Rescue Services spokesman Asaf Abras. Considering that the Jerusalem district usually deals with about 8,000 such events during the entire year, the number is staggering….