The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit issued a statement on Saturday, saying that during a joint mission of the IDF and Shin Bet, more than ten Palestinians have been arrested on suspicions linking them to the recent fires that have been springing up all over Israel.
The news comes after rumors have circulating that Palestinians teams have been responsible for at least part of the fires from the last five days. The Israel Police announced that it has arrested 23 arson suspects, while it currently suspects that more than 30 persons were invovled in such activity.
The IDF overtook three suspects near the Palestinian village of Dir Kadis on Friday night. They were found along with two full tankards of gas, an empty tankard, a sack full of cloth, gloves and lighters in a car.
Earlier, the IDF worked with Israel Police apprehended a suspect identified by a forest ranger as setting fire to the brush northwest of the Palestinian village of Batir.
Meanwhile, the Israeli Air Force managed to capture two suspects who were seen by a surveillance plane above the village of Beit Meir in the Jerusalem Hills.