At a press conference today, Prime Minister Netanyahu said that Israel is facing a wave of terror in the form of arsonists setting much of the country of Israel ablaze. Not all the fires were set by arsons, but many were. "Every fire caused by arson, or incitement to commit arson, is terrorism for all intents and purposes, and we will bring them to justice," he said.
The forest fires are now threatening many towns and villages nationwide. The biggest concern at this moment is the northern city of Haifa, where several major fires are rapidly spreading into built-up areas of the city. 60,000 residents have been evacuated.
Shin Bet and Police are investigating and have detained a number of suspects on suspicion of arson.
Netanyahu has requested assistance from Greece, Croatia and Russia to help battle the blazes across the country and spreading rapidly with strong winds. Several homes and businesses have been destroyed.
While we are sitting at our Thanksgiving tables, please remember to pray for the safety of those living in Israel and for those fighting over 200 fires today. Pray that God would stop the winds that are accelerating the blazes.