Police suspect arson in Israeli fire
December 3rd, 2010
12:27 PM ET

Police suspect arson in Israeli fire

Israeli police said Friday that they have found a number of "suspicious articles," leading them to believe that arsonists may have been behind a deadly wildfire raging in northern Israel - the worst in the nation's history.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said "suspicious objects" found in one of the four centers where the blaze originated Thursday raised suspicions that the fire, which has killed 41 and injured 17, was started by arsonists. Rosenfeld did not describe the objects that were found.

Meanwhile Friday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked more than 13 nations for sending emergency crews and equipment to help quell the 3,700-acre fire in areas surrounding the Carmel Forest.

See gallery of photos from the fires

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    Whether Jews Or No There Is No Reason To Make Mockery Of Jesus, Or Michael The Arc Angel You People Ought To Be Ashamed Of Yourselves People Lost Their Lives That Is So Sad.

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