Israel Brief June 24, 2012: Arson blamed for many recent Jerusalem fires including weekend outbreak

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Arson blamed for many Jerusalem fires

Source: JTA, 6-24-12

At least 15 fires broke out in a day in Jerusalem, and most reportedly are believed to be the result of arson.

Several of the fires throughout the city Sunday showed signs of arson, Jerusalem fire officials told the Israeli media.

Some of the fires were located on Mount Scopus, French Hill, near the American Consulate and in the suburbs of Ora and Aminadav.

The Jerusalem area reportedly has had hundreds of fires in recent weeks, and many are believed to be the result of arson.

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