Israel forest fires: Hundreds evacuated as flames reach Haifa
Hundreds of people have been evacuated in Israel and West Bank settlements as firefighters battle a three-day outbreak of forest fires.
Hot, dry wind is fanning the flames, which have reached the city of Haifa and forced the temporary closure of a major Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway.
However, a minister said half the fires were "apparently arson".
However, police said they had not determined whether any fires were started deliberately.
Four people have been arrested in connection with a fire in the Jerusalem area.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the Palestinian men were... read more
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