Israel Police: 24 suspects under arrest for arson, incitement

The Israel Police arrested 24 suspects. At this stage, 45 cases of suspected arson and 5 cases of suspected incitement to arson attacks are being investigated.
Archive Photo credit: Israeli Police Spokesperson/ Channel 2 News

The investigations into the fires in Israel continue. At this stage, 24 suspects are under arrest. The Israel Police said that 18 of them are Arab-Israelis, two of whom have already confessed to arson.

So far, a total of 37 suspects have been arrested but 13 were released. The Israel Police suspect that 233 of last week’s fires were arson attacks.

At this stage, 45 cases of suspected arson and 5 cases of suspected incitement to arson attacks on Facebook are being investigated. According to the Israel Police, three Jewish people are suspected of inciting arson attacks against the Arab population in Israel while two Arabs are suspected of inciting attacks against the Jewish population.

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Fire in Haifa Photo credit: Ran Peer/ Channel 2 News

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