Israel's wildfire disaster, drawing conclusions

Some six years after Israel dealt with a massive fire in its northern Carmel region, a blaze which claimed 44 lives; Israel has yet again faced wildfires, less than two weeks ago, which scorched large swathes of both forests and residential neighborhoods.

The unseasonably dry weather and strong easterly winds helped kindle most of the fires, yet Israeli officials believe at least one third of the fires were as a result of nationalistically motivated arson.

To discuss the wildfires, the separate cases of alleged arson and potential use of dry weather conditions for nationalistically motivated fires; Micky Rosenfeld, Israeli Police Spokesman; and Roni Shalom Bialer, Arab Media Monitor. Analyst Mr. Amir Oren.

Jerusalem Studio

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  • First broadcast: December 9, 2016, Taivas TV7
  • Episode number: 199
  • Duration: 30 min
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