Israel is burning. Jihadists have set 220 fires in Israel over the last week or so. Numerous Muslims from different factions have been arrested for setting fires… but all roads lead to Hamas on this one. The evil, vile hatred from these monsters is astounding. Tiny little Israel holds a small piece of ground in the Middle East surrounded by her enemies. But rather than letting her exist in peace, they are determined to kill every Jew and take the land back. This time, they are trying their hand at fire. It never ends.
Twenty-two people have been arrested on suspicion of arson or incitement to arson, security officials said on Friday, as Israel continues to battle its worst wildfires in years. The fires, which began on Tuesday, have erupted throughout the country, blazing through parched forests, incinerating scores of homes and forcing tens of thousands of people to flee for their lives. Two prisons were also evacuated. This is an arson Intifada – it is terrorism just as surely as beheading people is. Palestinians are celebrating by encouraging young Muslims on social media to set as many fires as possible.
From The Federalist Papers Project:
A slew of over 220 wildfires that broke out in Israel this week due to suspected arson provoked much more than mass evacuations; they also elicited deafening laughter and glee from across the Muslim world.
As reported by the Algemeiner Journal, Palestinian and Arab Muslims alike took to Twitter via the hashtag #IsraelIsBurning to issue “attacks on the Jewish state; cheers about its being on fire; and calls for Palestinians to go out and set additional fires.”
Most of the tweets were reportedly written in Arabic, but a translation of some of the most vile ones has been posted below via both the Algemeiner Journal and Ynetnews:
- “The welcome acts of arson are a part of the Palestinian resistance against the Zionist entity.”
- “It’s God’s punishment.”
- “After a long and hard work day, #israelisburning will give me an exceptional weekend , let’s party!!!!”
- “Best of luck to the fires :)”
- “They tried to ban the muezzin’s call, and Allah rained fire on them.”
- “All of Israel’s neighbors must aid it—I suggest they send planes filled with gasoline and rain it down on the burning areas. I want to inhale the smell of barbecue from the Zionists.”
- “God, add more fire to them until it is their end.”
- “Finally they got what they did to Palestinians. Now y’all feel how our hearts burned when you killed my brothers & sisters #israelisburning.”
Israel’s firefighter corps have been mobilized. Some 30 teams and six firefighting planes tried to douse the wildfires throughout the country while the first reports of arson came in. By Wednesday, large fires were threatening the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway 1 and forced the evacuation of the population of several villages and towns across Israel. Houses burned everywhere. By Thursday afternoon, 75,000 residents of Haifa had been forced to leave their homes while 700 apartments went up in flames. People panicked and fled – this caused traffic jams and made things even worse. They say you just could not breathe and you didn’t dare open a window.
Israeli police have footage of some of the fires being set by Jihadists. There will be repercussions after all of this. Early Friday morning, police arrested two Palestinian Arabs from the city of Jericho in the Jordan valley, Israel Radio Reshet Bet reported. Both Islamists were reportedly involved in a new arson attack on Moshav Meir in the Judean Forest near Jerusalem Thursday night. Some 25 firefighting crews worked all night to douse the flames but couldn’t prevent the destruction of at least 10 houses in the village. By noon Friday, 14 wildfires were still raging, including a renewed one in Haifa, as more evidence was published about an organized “Pyro Intifada.”
You might be wondering why all of this has happened. A YNet report printed a tweet by a Hamas official Izzat al-Risheq, who wrote: “They tried to ban the muezzin’s call, and Allah rained fire on them.” They are also ticked that Donald Trump was elected President evidently and are also using that as an excuse. A report quoted Hamas leader Khaled Mashal as saying Israel was “playing with fire” over the new bill that aims to reduce the noise of the so-called muezzin, the loudspeakers on mosques that blare a call for prayer five times a day.
Israel will have to respond to this. I don’t know what they will do, but this cannot go unanswered. Pray for them as war is at hand.