Nataf fire caused by arson attack, Palestinian suspect arrested

The investigation of the fire that started in the Judaean Mountains indicates that the fire most likely started when a Molotov cocktail was thrown from one of the nearby villages. The fire destroyed hundreds of acres of woods and forests. 1 Palestinian was arrested for the suspicion of the attack.
Fire in Nataf Photo credit: Yonatan Sindel/ Flash 90/ Channel 2 News

Several days after the wave of arson attacks in Israel, new details are emerging regarding the reason that some of the fires broke out. Today (Wednesday), the Fire and Rescue Services in Jerusalem announced that the investigation of the Nataf fire that occurred last Friday was most likely started when a Molotov cocktail that was thrown from one of the nearby villages. 1 Palestinian was arrested for suspicion of the arson attack.

After the Molotov cocktail was thrown, the strong winds caused the fire to spread quickly to the nearby settlements, destroying hundreds of acres of woods and fires until reaching Nataf, where it destroyed a famous local restaurant.

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