Let us be thankful that the fire is indeed extinguished and the Holocaust museum saved, the memory of those murdered at the hands of German National Socialism must be not forgotten, and that those responsible must be brought to justice. KGS
J’lem: Arson may be cause of forest fire near Yad Vashem
By MELANIE LIDMAN
Fire started from 4 different spots at once; Five firefighters, three others treated for smoke inhalation; roads around Mt. Herzl, Yafe Nof closed.
Arsonists may have caused the largest forest fire in Jerusalem in a year, firefighters said on Sunday afternoon as flames raged in the Jerusalem Forest below the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum.
The fire was under control by 8 p.m., Jerusalem Fire and Rescue Services spokesman Asaf Abras said. Approximately 150 dunams (15 hectares) of the Jerusalem Forest were burned. More here.