Arson is suspected in a chain of fires that erupted Sunday in at
least five neighborhoods around the city of Jerusalem.
All of the blazes were in the southeastern areas of the city that
were restored to the capital in the 1967 Six-Day War. Flames were
seen in the neighborhoods of Armon HaNatziv, Har Homa, and Jabel
Mukabar, among others.
By Sunday afternoon, firefighters had been called out to extinguish
seven simultaneous brush fires in open fields around the Armon
HaNatziv neighborhood alone.
Officials said there have been similar incidents in the area over the
An initial probe has led investigators to believe the individuals
fires are connected and have all been ignited been an arsonist – or